A Samaritan's Purse medical personnel demonstrates personal protective equipment to educate team members on the Ebola virus in Liberia in this undated handout photo courtesy of Samaritan's Purse. (REUTERS/Samaritan's Purse/Handout)
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Fears that the West African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would only get worse and warned there was no overarching strategy to handle the world's worst outbreak of the disease. Hong Kong announced quarantine measures for suspected cases, although one woman arriving from Africa with possible symptoms tested negative, while the EU said it was ready to deal with the threat.Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization.There are currently 102 Peace Corps volunteers in Guinea working on agriculture, education and health, 108 in Liberia and 130 in Sierra Leone.In Hong Kong, a densely populated city previously scarred by disease outbreaks such as the 2003 SARS epidemic, health officials confirmed they would quarantine as a precautionary measure any visitors from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia who showed fever symptoms.
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