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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Suspected Ebola patient tested at California hospital

A suspected Ebola patient has been admitted to a hospital in northern California, health officials have said.

Blood samples will now be tested by federal disease control experts.

If the patient tests positive, it would be the first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States, aside from two American relief workers who flew back for treatment after contracting the disease in Liberia.

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