International community gathers at Ebola conference

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

Participating countries are discussing 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.

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Dead doctor caught Ebola from man 'who evaded care'

A doctor has died from the Ebola virus in Nigeria after contracting it from a man who evaded authorities trying to monitor the disease, according to the country's health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu.

The man who infected the medic contracted the virus after coming into contact with Nigeria's first case, the Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer.

However, the country's health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu told reporters he had evaded surveillance and gone on to infect the doctor who was working in the oil industry hub, Port Harcourt.

Chukwu said the man had recovered from the disease, but the doctor had died. The wife of the doctor is also now being quarantined after she developed symptoms of the deadly disease.

The death was the first in Nigeria outside Lagos, the country's commercial capital.

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