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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Suspected Ebola patient tests negative in Canada

A patient suspected of carrying the Ebola virus has tested negative for the disease after days of monitoring by a hospital in Canada.

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

The patient who travelled to Canada from Nigeria, where a state of emergency has been declared because of the virus, was put in isolation after showing flu-like symptoms and fever.

They had been isolated at the Brampton, Ontario hospital as a precautionary measure, but have now been given the all clear.

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins said in a statement: "I can now confirm a recent case that underwent testing at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg was found to test negative for Ebola virus disease,"

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