A Norwegian working for Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone has been flown home for treatment after contracting the Ebola virus. The worker developed a fever at the weekend and was placed in isolation. Tests have now confirmed she is infected.
The woman is the first person from Norway to become a victim of the disease. She will be treated in isolation at the Oslo University Hospital. The Norwegian foreign ministry has confirmed it will be contributing up to an extra $28m to help fight the Ebola outbreak.Military cargo plans are set to take medical workers and equipment to infected areas in West Africa where the current crisis began.