International community gathers at Ebola conference

Key figures from the international community will gather in London to discuss how to stop the Ebola crisis ravaging west Africa.

Participating countries will meet to discuss what can be done to slow the worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, which has so far claimed more than 3,000 lives, according to the World Health Organisation.

Sierra Leone and the UK are expected to urge officials to contribute extra funding for extra hospital beds and staff.

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William Pooley named as first British Ebola patient

The British volunteer nurse who has contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been named after being evacuated to the UK.

William Pooley, 29, is the first confirmed case of a Briton contracting the virus during the recent outbreak.

He was named by Dr Robert Garry, an American scientist who worked at the same hospital as him in the west Africa country.

Dr Garry said he was told by a university colleague that the test results for Mr Pooley were received in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Mr Pooley was working at a hospice in the capital Freetown but moved to Kenema when he heard that other healthcare workers at KGH had died from Ebola.

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