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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UN warns Ebola could have far-reaching consequences

The newly appointed UN senior official for Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro warned that the deadly disease was adversely impacting social structures and that fighting it would require a "comprehensive support operation" between different agencies.

Dr. Nabarro made these remarks while addressing a news conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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