Naomi Campbell
Supermodel Naomi Campbell shared this snap on her Instagram account with #WAKEUPCALL. Instagram

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has spoken of her fears about the growing threat of the Ebola virus.

The 44-year-old said she is committed to using her public profile to raise awareness of the deadly disease.

"I'm scared. People don't have a clear idea about what Ebola is," Campbell told Page Six, adding that she wants to make people aware that "Ebola does not discriminate."

According to the latest reports from WHO, almost 4000 people have died as a result of the virus, which has spread rapidly through West Africa. The model has a home in Kenya and works with three orphanages in the region.

She revealed her plans to team up with to support the fight against Ebola with a charity fashion show.

The Fashion for Relief catwalk will aim to help those afflicted by the virus and help to educate the public on the illness.

I'm scared. People don't have a clear idea about what Ebola is.
- Naomi Campbell

While the model has often been the focus of controversy, she has frequently demonstrated a charitable side, raising funds and awareness for numerous charitable organisations and causes.

On Tuesday, she posted her #wakeupcall selfie on social media.

The new internet craze, which involves celebrities posting selfies of themselves as they wake up in bed, aims to raise money and awareness for UNICEF.

Pictures are posted with the hashtag #WAKEUPCALL #UNICEF Text SYRIA to 70007 (to give £5) or - with each person nominating three others to do the same.

Campbell has previously enlisted the support of the fashion industry to help raise money for charity, successfully launching Fashion for Relief in 2005.

The first show raised money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and she has since used the project to raise funds following the India terrorist attacks in 2009, the Haiti earthquake in 2010, and the most recent being Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

The shows have featured stars fro the worlds of fashion, music, TV and movies including Kate Moss, Shirley Bassey, Beyonce and Bruce Forsyth.

Fashion for Relief has so far raised an estimate £4.5million for charity.