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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No travel or border restrictions advised over Ebola

The World Health Organisation is not recommending any travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola crisis, the international airlines association said.

Other passengers would be at low risk of catching the virus if an Ebola patient flew, IATA said following consultations with the World Health Organisation and the UN aviation agency.

The statement comes less than a week after a man died of Ebola after arriving in Nigeria on a flight from Liberia.

Around 672 people have died since the outbreak in west Africa in February.

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