New Ebola vaccine to be tested today in Britain

A healthy Briton will today become the first person to receive a potential new vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus.

The volunteer will be one of 60 people given the drug by experts 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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Liberia imposes curfew 'to prevent the spread of Ebola'

Liberia's government has imposed an overnight curfew in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, state radio has reported.

Soldiers from the Liberian army monitor a border checkpoint as part of Operation White Shield to control the Ebola outbreak. Credit: REUTERS/Sabrina Karim

The curfew will run from 9pm to 6am local time, the report added.

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