The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak is now 9253, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

The number of confirmed Ebola cases has also risen to 22,999, according to a statement from the UN body.

According to the latest statistics, Liberia has the highest number of casualties with 3,858 deaths and 8,931 cases, Sierra Leone has recorded 3,363 deaths and 10,987 cases and Guinea has recorded 2,032 deaths and 3,081 cases.

The three countries have been the most affected by the outbreak which started in March 2014 and has been the worst ever recorded.