An NHS doctor has urged the world to wake up to the growing threat of Ebola after risking his life working 24-hour hospital shifts trying to save pregnant women struck down by the disease.

Benjamin Black, who gave up his job in London to volunteer in Sierra Leone, told Metro that doctors were struggling to cope with the overwhelming pressure.

Mr Black said one of his first patients was a pregnant woman complaining of severe bleeding and fever after helping prepare bodies of Ebola victims for a funeral.

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