A man washes his hands before entering a public building as part of a drive to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the west African countries suffering the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak were due to meet in Guinea Friday to launch a $100 million emergency response plan.The leaders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia will gather in Conakry to organise the deployment of "several hundred" medical personnel, the WHO said, to help overstretched workers and facilities struggling with an epidemic which has claimed nearly 730 lives.Nigeria quarantined two people who had "primary contact" with a man who died of Ebola in Lagos last week as west Africa battled to tame the outbreak.Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to contain an epidemic that has infected more than 1,300 people since the start of the year, hit major cities and sparked alarm over its possible spread to other nations.
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