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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Ebola health workers go on strike in Sierra Leona

Health workers battling the Ebola outbreak at a major state run treatment centre in Sierra Leone have gone on strike over pay and working conditions.

Ishmael Mehemoh, chief supervisor at the clinic in the city of Kenema, in the country's east said: "The workers decided to stop working because we have not been paid our allowances and we lack some tools."

He added that clothing to protect health workers being infected is inadequate and there is only one broken stretcher which is used to carry both patients and corpses.

More than 20 health workers have already died from Ebola at the Kenema health clinic after catching the highly contagious virus from the patients they are fighting to save.

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