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West Africa seeks to seal off Ebola-hit regions

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CONAKRY - West Africa's Ebola-hit nations have agreed to impose a cross-border isolation zone at the epicentre of the world's worst-ever outbreak, amid warnings that the deadly epidemic is spiralling out of control. 

Men clean their shop in Monrovia where offices were closed for disinfection against the Ebola virus on August 1, 2014

The announcement came at an emergency summit in the Guinean capital on Friday 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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