Liberian soldiers, left rear, walk through streets as other drive, right, to prevent panic as fears of the deadly Ebola virus spread in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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The World Health Organization warned West Africa's Ebola-hit nations Friday that the epidemic was spiraling out of control and could spread to other countries, causing "catastrophic" loss of life and severe economic disruption.The leaders were in the Guinean capital Conakry to organize the deployment of hundreds of extra medical personnel as part of a $100 million emergency response to an epidemic which has claimed more than 700 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.The summit marks the first time heads of state in west Africa have met specifically to discuss a joint response to the crisis, although Ebola has come up at a previous regional meeting.However, the death rate in the latest outbreak is a lower-than-average 55 percent.
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