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    UN Employee Taken to Hospital in France With Ebola Diagnosis

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    An employee of the United Nations, infected with the Ebola virus after working in Sierra Leone, has been evacuated on a speacial plane to a hospital in France.

    MOSCOW, November 2 (RIA Novosti) — An employee of the United Nations, who contracted Ebola, has been taken to hospital in France, the country's Health Ministry announced Sunday.

    A UN employee, who had worked in Sierra Leone to stop the spread of the virus, has been evacuated on a special plane, according to the ministry.

    The patient has been taken to hospital in Saint-Mande near Paris, according to AFP, which is the hospital where a French nurse, a volunteer for Doctors Without Borders, recovered from the virus.

    The current Ebola epidemic started in southern Guinea in February and later spread to other West African countries, with several Ebola cases having been reported in Europe and in the United States.

    According to the World Health Organization, the total number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola Virus disease currently stands at 13,567. A total of 4,951 people have died from the virus.

    There is no officially approved cure for the disease, but several countries are currently working on developing Ebola vaccines, with Russia planning to introduce three vaccines within the next six months.

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