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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Ivory Coast shuts borders over Ebola threat

Ivory Coast has closed its borders with Liberia and Guinea due to fears over the spread of Ebola, the government has announced.

More than 1,400 people have died since outbreak of the disease in west Africa, although the World Health Organisation has warned that many more deaths had not been recorded.

Faced with new outbreak sites and the reactivation of old sites ... the Ivorian government decides to close its land borders with sister republics Guinea and Liberia.

– Government statement

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