First confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in US

The United States is discussing the possible use of experimental drugs or blood plasma from a recovered Ebola patient as a potential treatment for a patient in Texas diagnosed with with the disease.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said it was the first confirmed case to be diagnosed in the United States.

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of a total 6,574 cases, the World Health Organisation has said.

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Report: First WHO worker 'contracts Ebola virus'

A worker with the World Health Organisation has fallen ill from Ebola, WHO told CNN.

The health worker is in Sierra Leone and receiving care, according to the organisation. No further details were given immediately.

Separately, a British worker infected with the virus has been evacuated, the Department of Health announced.

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