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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Priest with Ebola evacuated on specially modified plane

Pictures have been released of the modified plane that was used to evacuate a Spanish priest who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, back to Madrid.

The Spanish Air Force plane used to transport Father Miguel Pajares. Credit: Reuters

The images released by Spain's Ministry of Defense show that the plane which is normally used to transport passengers had to be modified with specialist equipment to prevent the disease spreading.

Specialist equipment inside the Spanish Airforce plane. Credit: Reuters

Father Miguel Pajares, 75, was helping to treat people infected with Ebola when he tested positive for the virus at the San Jose de Monrovia Hospital in Liberia earlier this week.

He is reportedly in stable condition at the Hospital Carlos III in Madrid.

The hospital where Miguel Parejes is being treated. Credit: APTN

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