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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Eight Ebola cases feared after link to Lagos virus victim

Eight people are suspected of contracting Ebola - with one case confirmed - after coming into contact with the first victim of the deadly virus in Nigeria.

Health commissioner Jide Idris said a further six people who had made contact with victim Patrick Sawyer had been quarantined in Lagos but were not showing symptoms.

Dr. Jide Idris, Lagos' state commissioner for health, confirmed the latest suspected cases. Credit: Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

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