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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Irish health service tests body of traveller for Ebola

The body of a person who died after returning to Ireland from Africa recently is being tested for the Ebola virus by the country's health service.

The Health Service Executive for Irelands said in a statement that the remains of a person were discovered early this morning, who had recently travelled to one of the West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak.

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