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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Ebola survivor's emotional goodbye to hospital staff

A picture showing Ebola survivor Dr Kent Brantly's emotional goodbye to the medical staff who helped save his life has emerged.

Earlier Dr Brantly said he was "thrilled to be alive" after his recovery from the deadly virus.

Dr Sanjay Gupta,CNN's chief medical correspondent, shared the image.

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