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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Canada to 'donate 800 to 1,000 doses of Ebola vaccine'

Canada is to donate 800 to 1,000 doses of Ebola vaccine to World Health Organisation for use in Africa, according to a minister.

"Our government is committed to doing everything we can to support our international partners, including providing staff to assist with the outbreak response, funding and access to our experimental vaccine," Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose said in a statement.

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