Ebola outbreak could infect '1.4 million' by January

The worst Ebola outbreak on record is now projected to infect up to 1.4 million by January 2015, according to scientists and studying the deadly virus.

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of a total 6,574 cases, the World Health Organisation has said.

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First European person with Ebola dies

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

The first European person infected by a strain of Ebola that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa, has died.

Spanish priest Miguel Pajares died in hospital, according to a spokeswoman from Madrid health authorities.

Pajares, 75, was airlifted from Liberia on August 7 after contracting the disease while working for a non-governmental organisation in the African country.

He was repatriated with co-worker Juliana Bohi, a nun who has tested negative for the disease.

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