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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British national with Ebola 'a healthcare worker'

A British national who tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone is a healthcare worker, living in the west African country, the deputy chief medical officer of the Department of Health has said.

Professor John Watson, deputy chief medical officer, said: "It is important to be reassured that although a case of Ebola in a British national healthcare worker residing in Sierra Leone has been identified and is being brought back to the UK the overall risk to the public in the UK remains very low".

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