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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Two new cases of Ebola identified in Nigeria

Two new cases of Ebola have been identified in Nigeria, health officials have announced.

The people affected are the partners of medical workers who subsequently died after having direct contact with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer. He flew into Nigeria in July and infected 11 other people according to Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu.

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