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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Berlin's suspected Ebola case 'probably a stomach bug'

A suspected Ebola patient taken to hospital in Germany is unlikely to have contracted the deadly virus, doctors have said.

Emergency services cordoned off a job centre in Berlin after a woman fell ill with Ebola-like symptoms, including a high fever. She was taken to the special infectious diseases unit at the Charite hospital in the capital.

A hospital worker puts on his protective suit before going into the infectious diseases ward at Charite hospital in Berlin Credit: Reuters

But a spokeswoman for the hospital has now said the woman was more likely to be suffering from a stomach infection, as the woman had not been staying in the epidemic area in West Africa.

However, she added, Ebola cannot be completely ruled out until further blood tests have been examined

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