US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola-hit West Africa

US President Barack Obama is set to commit 3,000 military troops to go to West Africa as part of a major new effort to tackle the Ebola outbreak.

The initiative is expected to see 17 new treatment facilities built in the region and a command centre in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

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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Briton infected with Ebola arrives to London hospital

A British health worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus has arrived to the Royal Free Hospital in London.

The patient will be treated in the hospital's high-level isolation unit.

The healthcare worker contracted the disease in Sierra Leone and was flown back home in a specially equipped RAF plane.

A Briton infected with the Ebola virus is loaded into an Royal Air Force (RAF) ambulance. Credit: Reuters

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