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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US aid worker discharged after recovering from Ebola

US aid worker Nancy Writebol has been discharged from Emory University Hospital after recovering from Ebola, health chiefs have said.

Nancy Writebol has now been released from hospital in Atlanta. Credit: Family handout.

The 59-year-old had contracted the disease while working as a missionary in the West African country of Liberia during the recent outbreak of the deadly virus.

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