Last Updated 24 | 08 | 2014 at 19:30


Briton tested positive with Ebola Virus

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A British citizen who tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone is being evacuated to the UK on a Royal Air Force jet, Sierra Leone's health ministry has said.

It is the first confirmed case of a Briton individual having the deadly virus, for which there is no cure.

RAF flight has taken off from Freetown Lungi airport with the patient onboard. Some doctors assisted the man onboard and they've just come back now the airport official said.

Sidie Yayah Tunis, director of communications for Sierra Leone's health ministry, said the man has been transported to the main airport in the coastal town of Lungi and will fly to Britain.

The Department of Health said the man is "not currently seriously unwell". He will be taken to the Royal Free Hospital in London.

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