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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US to begin testing new Ebola vaccine on humans

The US government will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine on humans after seeing positive results during tests on primates, Reuters reports.

The vaccine trial could start as early as September.

But the National Institute of Health's infectious disease unit and US Food and Drug Administration said they are working together to implement it as soon as possible.

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