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West Africa seals off Ebola outbreak epicentre

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West Africa's Ebola-hit nations announced a cross-border isolation zone on Friday, sealing off the epicentre of the world's worst-ever outbreak as health chiefs warned the epidemic was spiralling out of control. 

People walk at a market in Monrovia where offices and shops were closed as part of a disinfection campaign against the epidemic og Ebola on August 1, 2014

The announcement came at an emergency summit in the Guinean capital to discuss the outbreak, which has killed more than 700 people, with the World Health Organization warning Ebola could cause "catastrophic" loss of life and severe economic disruption if it continued to spread.

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