British Ebola nurse may return to Africa 'within weeks'

The British nurse who survived Ebola has hinted he could return to the country where he contracted the deadly virus within "a few weeks".

In an interview with the Guardian, the 29-year-old volunteer nurse from Suffolk said, "It's the least I could do to go back and return the favour to some other people, even just for a little while."

A football stadium in the Liberian capital Monrovia will be converted to house two large Ebola treatment units, Fifa has announced.

The football federation said it had teamed up with the World Health Organisation and the United Nations to transform the Antoinette Tubman Stadium for use in the fight against the epidemic.

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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African athletes miss Olympic sports over Ebola fears

Athletes from the Ebola-affected region of West Africa from will be prohibited from participating in certain events at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said.

There is no known cure for Ebola. Credit: PA

Athletes from the region will not be allowed to compete in combat sports or in the swimming pool as it is impossible to rule out the risk of potential infection, the IOC and the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee said in a joint statement.

The Youth Olympic Games begin this weekend.

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