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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British Ebola patient 'receiving excellent care'

British Ebola patient William Pooley is "receiving excellent care" his family said in a statement.

William Pooley has been transferred back to the UK after catching Ebola. Credit: Facebook

We would like to express our thanks to all involved in bringing our son back to the UK.

We have been astounded by the speed and way which the various international and UK government agencies have worked together to get Will home.

Will is receiving excellent care at the Royal Free Hospital and we could not ask for him to be in a better place.

We would like to thank all our family and friends for their best wishes and ask everyone to remember those in other parts of the world suffering with Ebola who do not have access to the same healthcare facilities as Will.

– William Pooley's family

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