Samaritan's Purse medical personnel transport a person who died from the Ebola virus in the Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia in this undated handout photo courtesy of Samaritan's Purse. REUTERS/Samaritan's Purse
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West Africa's Ebola-hit nations imposed stringent new rules Thursday to tackle the world's worst-ever outbreak of the tropical virus, as the U.S. and European countries issued travel warnings to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.Sierra Leone has seen 233 deaths, including that of medic Umar Khan, described by Koroma as a "national hero," who saved the lives of more than 100 Ebola patients before succumbing to the tropical bug. The current outbreak of Ebola, which started at the beginning of this year, is estimated to have killed about 55 percent of those it has infected. The 40-year-old man, who traveled from Liberia, died in Lagos Friday, in Nigeria's first confirmed death from Ebola.
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