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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Ebola recovery doctor 'thrilled to be alive'

The doctor who was flown to the US to be treated for Ebola after contracting the disease while working in Liberia has thanked his friends and family for their support.

Dr Kent Brantly, who was serving with Samaritan's Purse at the time, said his prayers had been answered.

Dr Kent Brantly has been released from hospital Credit: AP Direct

I am thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family.

I cannot thank you enough for your prayers and your support.

– Dr Kent Brantly

He moved to Liberia with his family in October last year.

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