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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Scottish immigration centre detainee tested for Ebola

A detainee at an immigration centre in Scotland has been tested for the deadly Ebola virus, NHS Lanarkshire told STV.

The female detainee at Dungavel Detention Centre was taken to the infectious diseases unit at Monklands General Hospital yesterday for the tests, the report states.

A microscopic view of the Ebola virus. Credit: PA Wire

She is believed to be in her 30s and from Sierra Leone, where hundreds of people have died since the Ebola outbreak.

An NHS Lanarkshire spokesman said it was a "precautionary measure" and that it was "highly unlikely" the patient would test positive for Ebola.

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