The death toll numbers are up from the deadly disease and the number of cases has surpassed 1,000.
The medical charity Doctors Without Borders reports that the scale of the epidemic is unprecedented.
To combat the spread of Ebola, officials have taken the unusual step of banning the consumption of bat soup, grilled bat and other local delicacies.
The disease is spread by direct contact with blood, feces or sweat, or by sexual contact or unprotected handling of contaminated corpses.
Ebola is one of the deadliest known viruses and there is no known cure. Continue reading →
The highly contagious disease shows symptoms that are similar to those caused by Lassa fever, yellow fever and Ebola.