• An ambulance carrying a Nigerian worker suspected of having Ebola arrives at the Emergency Hospital of the University Medical Center Utrecht in Utrecht, on December 6, 2014. (Getty)
A UN peacekeeper from Nigeria infected with Ebola has been flown from Liberia to the Netherlands for treatment in a specially-equipped plane.

A Nigerian UN peacekeeper infected with Ebola in Liberia has arrived for treatment in The Netherlands.

The first Ebola patient to be treated in The Netherlands was flown to the country in a specially-equipped plane on Saturday and was to be taken straight to the university hospital in Utrecht, in the centre of the country.

“After Germany, France and Switzerland, it is The Netherlands’ turn to make a contribution by welcoming an employee of an international organisation,” the Dutch health and development ministers said in a letter to parliament.

The patient had been enlisted in the fight against Ebola, which has killed more than 6000 people and infected around 17,000, almost all in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.