British woman is first volunteer to test new Ebola vaccine

A former NHS nurse has become the first Briton to test a potentially life-saving new vaccine to tackle the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

Ruth Atkins was injected with the experimental drug this morning 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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Nigeria confirms doctor's death who treated Ebola

Nigeria has confirmed that a senior doctor who treated the country's first known Ebola patient had died of the disease herself.

All of Nigeria's reported cases have been people who had direct contact with a Liberian-American man who was already infected when he arrived in the country. Speaking at a conference, Dr Jide Idris said:

Yesterday, we recorded the death of the senior consultant endocrinologist of the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, Dr Stella Sade Ameyo Adadevoh.

She it was who took the initiative to intimate the Ministry concerning the index case (first patient), the Liberian-American Mister Patrick Sawyer, and substantially to her credit the moderate containment achieved we owe to her and her colleagues

– Dr Jide Idris, Lagos State Health Commissioner

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