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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Cameroon 'closes borders with Nigeria' to stop Ebola

Cameroon has closed all its borders with Nigeria in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to state radio.

In a statement, government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary said:

The government has taken the decision to protect its population, because it is much better to prevent than cure the Ebola virus.

– Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroon

The virus has killed more than 1,200 people in four West African countries in the latest outbreak, including four in Nigeria.

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