WHO: Ebola death toll rises to more than 2,700

A total of 2,793 people have now died from Ebola, the World Health Organisation said.

The organisation reported 5,762 cases across five countries, but said the Ebola outbreak was "pretty much contained" in Senegal and Nigeria.

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Death toll from Ebola increases to 729

Some 729 people have died from the outbreak of Ebola, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Fifty-seven deaths were reported between July 24 and 27 in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The news comes after Liberia's ambassador to the US warned that the crisis was "escalating by the hour".

Nigeria has also identified 59 people who came into contact with a man who died in Lagos last week after travelling from Liberia, WHO said.

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