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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Uganda 'on high alert' over Ebola outbreak

Uganda is on high alert for Ebola since the World Health Organization (WHO) last Wednesday classified neighboring Kenya as a "high-risk" country for the spread of Ebola.

Uganda's Ministry of Health has publicised the current situation and reminded people to be on the lookout for relevant symptoms.

"In Uganda, we've alerted... every week, we alerted the population. We give an update on the status of Ebola in West Africa and still remind people to be alert, to be vigilant", said Anthony Mbonyi, an official with Uganda's Ministry of Health.

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