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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Liberia residents clash with police over Ebola quarantine

Liberia security forces dressed in riot gear control a crowd of people in the West Point area. Credit: Reuters

Residents in Liberia have clashed with security forces over the government's attempts to enforce a quarantine on a West Point neighbourhood in the capital Monrovia in a bid to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

At least four people were injured after police fired live rounds and teargas yesterday.

Liberian security forces stand in front of protesters after clashes at West Point neighbourhood in Monrovia. Credit: Reuters

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