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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Suspected Ebola victim admitted to US hospital

A man who recently visited one of the west African countries struck by Ebola has been admitted to a New York hospital with symptoms similar to those suffered by victims of the deadly virus, CNBC has reported.

Sid Dinsay, a spokesman for Mt Sinai hospital, said that a male patient with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms came to its emergency department early Monday morning.

"The patient has been placed in strict isolation and is undergoing medical screenings to determine the cause of his symptoms," he said.

It was not immediately clear which country the man had recently visited.

Ebola has struck Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, killing at least 887 people.

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