A United Nations employee infected with ebola while working in West Africa has died in a German hospital according to a Sky news report.
The aid worker was taken to Germany after contracting the disease in Liberia and was being treated in a hospital in Leipzig.
He was the third patient to be taken to the country and arrived five days ago. One of the others has been released from hospital and the other is still receiving treatment.
In a statement the hospital said: “The patient sick with ebola fever died during the night in St Georg Clinic in Leipzig. Despite intensive medical measures and maximum efforts by the medical team, the 56-year-old UN employee succumbed to the serious infectious disease.”
Local health officials said last week that the patient was a Sudanese doctor who had arrived in Germany from Liberia on Thursday. He had been put into a special isolation unit.