Health workers wearing protective gear go to remove the body of a person who is believed to have died after contracting the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (AP/Abbas Dulleh)
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Nigeria said Saturday that it had trained 800 volunteers to fight Ebola as fears rose that the worst-ever outbreak of the deadly disease could spread across Africa's most populous nation.Authorities in Nigeria's megacity Lagos last week appealed for volunteers to make up for a shortage of medical personnel because of a six-week doctors' strike over pay. Four people have died and six more are infected by Ebola in Nigeria as part of the worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus, which has killed 1,145 people across west Africa this year.Officials fear an outbreak in the key regional hub of Nigeria could be far more dangerous, and U.S. health authorities pledged this month to send extra personnel and resources to Africa's most populous country.Nigeria has not recorded a case outside Lagos but there were fears that a nurse who contracted Ebola from Sawyer may have carried the virus to the key southeastern city of Enugu.
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