Ebola death toll rises to above 2,600

More than 2,600 people have now died from Ebola, the World Health Organisation said.

The organisation reported more than 5,000 cases across west Africa, describing the crisis as "unparalleled in modern times".

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Liberia closes all schools in bid to halt Ebola outbreak

The Liberian government has closed all schools across the country and placed a number of communities in quarantine to attempt to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record spreading across West Africa.

All non-essential government workers have been placed on 30-day compulsory leave, while a security force has been dispatched to enforce the latest safety measures across the country.

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