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 Ebola patient arrives in Atlanta hospital

The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia has arrived for a treatment in a hospital in the United States.

The two Americans infected with Ebola are to be treated in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Credit: Reuters

Dr Kent Brantly will be treated in a high security isolation unit at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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