International community gathers at Ebola conference

Key figures from the international community will gather in London to discuss how to stop the Ebola crisis ravaging west Africa.

Participating countries will meet to discuss what can be done to slow the worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, which has so far claimed more than 3,000 lives, according to the World Health Organisation.

Sierra Leone and the UK are expected to urge officials to contribute extra funding for extra hospital beds and staff.

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Spanish priest and two missionaries contract Ebola

A priest and two other missionaries have tested positive for Ebola, Spain's Defense Ministry has confirmed. Officials said a medically-equipped Airbus 310 was ready to fly to Liberia to repatriate a Spanish missionary priest who has tested positive for the Ebola virus.

The priest, Miguel Pajares, is one of three missionaries being kept in isolation at the San Jose de Monrovia Hospital in Liberia who has tested positive for the virus. Spain's San Juan de Dios hospital order, a Catholic humanitarian group that runs hospitals around the world, AP reported.

The other two infected aid workers were identified as Chantal Pascaline Mutwamene of Congo and Paciencia Melgar from Equatorial Guinea. Three other missionaries tested negative.

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