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Ruth Atkins, the first volunteer to receive the Ebola vaccine

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Ruth Atkins, the first volunteer to receive the experimental Ebola vaccine, is doing well.

In an Oxford hospital, a British woman aspires to be part of the global battle against the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

Ruth Atkins, a 48-year-old NHS worker, is the first healthy volunteer to be injected with genetic material from the virus as part of UK vaccine trials.

Atkins says he is «absolutely fine.»

«I heard on the radio that volunteers are needed for the trials and I thought how sad everything is that is happening in West Africa,» Atkins told BBC journalist Fergus Walsh.