Ebola: British man begins treatment in London hospital


Doctors at a hospital in north-west London have begun treating a Briton who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone.

William Pooley, a 29-year-old volunteer nurse, was described by a charity he worked for as a "hero".

Mr Pooley was flown to RAF Northolt in a specially equipped military aircraft on Sunday and taken under police escort to Hampstead's Royal Free Hospital.

He volunteered to go to care for victims of the Ebola outbreak which has killed almost 1,500 people.

His is the first confirmed case of a Briton contracting the virus during the current outbreak.