British woman is first volunteer to test new Ebola vaccine

A former NHS nurse has become the first Briton to test a potentially life-saving new vaccine to tackle the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

Ruth Atkins was injected with the experimental drug this morning at Oxford University.

If successful, it will be used to treat patients in West Africa where the worst ever outbreak has now killed more than 2,500 people.

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Toronto hospital treats patient for Ebola-like symptoms

A hospital in Toronto is treating a patient with flu-like symptoms who recently visited Nigeria, where a state of emergency has been declared over the Ebola outbreak.

The hospital where the patient is being treated. Credit: Reuters

The patient has been isolated at the Brampton, Ontario hospital as a precautionary measure, CBS News reported.

The World Health Organisation said the spread of Ebola - which has killed nearly 1,000 people - was an international health emergency.

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