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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WHO withdraws staff from Sierra Leone Ebola lab

The World Health Organisation has temporarily pulled out staff from a laboratory testing for Ebola at Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone after one of its medical workers there became infected.

"It's a temporary measure to take care of the welfare of our remaining workers," WHO spokesperson Christy Feig told Reuters. "After our assessment, they will return." A WHO spokesman said.

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