First confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in US

The United States is discussing the possible use of experimental drugs or blood plasma from a recovered Ebola patient as a potential treatment for a patient in Texas diagnosed with with the disease.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said it was the first confirmed case to be diagnosed in the United States.

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of a total 6,574 cases, the World Health Organisation has said.

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World Health Organisation: Ebola death toll rises to 932

The World Health Organisation says that the death toll from the Ebola virus has risen to 932, with 45 deaths between August 2-4.

The number of suspected, probable or confirmed cases rose by 108 over the same period to a total of 1,711, WHO said in a statement. Most of the newly reported deaths were in Liberia while the number of cases in Nigeria climbed from 4 to 9, including one previous death.

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