US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola-hit West Africa

US President Barack Obama is set to commit 3,000 military troops to go to West Africa as part of a major new effort to tackle the Ebola outbreak.

The initiative is expected to see 17 new treatment facilities built in the region and a command centre in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

The World Health Organisation announced that the death toll from the Ebola outbreak has now risen to at least 2,296 out of 4,293 cases.

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Ebola arrives in Europe as battle continues in Africa

The Ebola virus arrived in Europe today when a flight from Liberia carrying a Spanish priest who has tested positive for the disease touched down in Madrid.

As he began to receive treatment a state of emergency was declared in the West African nation and soldiers were sent to blockade parts of the country to prevent the disease spreading.

ITV News Sejal Karial reports.

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