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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WHO approves use of experimental Ebola drugs

The World Health Organisation has concluded that it is ethical to give experimental drugs to those fighting Ebola in West Africa.

A panel of ethicists had been debating whether it was right to try the drugs. It also decided that there is a moral duty to evaluate drugs and vaccines in the best possible clinical trials under the circumstances.

Patients who receive experiment drugs must give their informed consent.

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