Ebola outbreak could infect '1.4 million' by January

The worst Ebola outbreak on record is now projected to infect up to 1.4 million by January 2015, according to scientists and studying the deadly virus.

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of a total 6,574 cases, the World Health Organisation has said.

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Health experts: Travel to Ebola-hit countries is 'low risk'

The World Health Organisation has moved to reassure travellers that visiting countries where Ebola has been reported is still "low risk".

In a statement today, experts said the situation in Nigeria and Guinea was showing "encouraging signs", with one infected person in Nigeria making a full recovery.

They have released some basic advice for people heading to countries with confirmed cases, which include Liberia and Sierra Leone as well as Nigeria and Guinea.

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