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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Nigeria declares a state of emergency over Ebola crisis

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a national state of emergency over the Ebola outbreak, according to a government spokesperson.

The West African nation's leader has also approved $11.6 million in emergency funds to help fight the disease.

Nigeria has confirmed seven cases of Ebola since a man fell sick on arrival from Liberia, two of whom have died. Several dozens of people who came into contact with the man are also under surveillance.

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