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In pictures: Fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

As the World Health Organization considers wider use of experimental and untested treatments against the deadly hemmorhagic fever, ground-level efforts continue in Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

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A trader, wearing rubber gloves to avoid transmission of Ebola, counts money in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The World Health Organization has begun an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis, and said at least 932 deaths in four African countries are blamed on the virus, with many hundreds more being treated in quarantine conditions.

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A man and woman taking part in a Ebola prevention campaign hold a placard with an Ebola prevention information message in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.

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People walk past the Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.

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Members of a UNICEF supported social mobilization team walk on a street carrying posters with information on the symptoms of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and the best practices to help prevent its spread in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in this August 2014 handout photo provided by UNICEF August 6, 2014. As of August 4, 2014, a total of 1,711 cases, including 932 deaths, had been attributed to EVD in the four West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has borne 691 of these cases (576 confirmed, 49 probable and 66 suspected), including 286 deaths, according to UNICEF.

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A health worker, wearing personal protection gear, offers water to a woman with Ebola virus disease (EVD), at a treatment centre for infected persons in Kenema Government Hospital, in Kenema, Eastern Province, Sierra Leone in this August, 2014 handout photo provided by UNICEF August 6, 2014. Workers in the treatment centre are stretched to capacity. UNICEF is supporting the hospital by providing treatment supplies like intravenous fluids and equipment such as protective gear and body bags.

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A woman washes her hands before she is allowed to enter a building as part of a Ebola prevention campaign in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Three leading experts on the Ebola virus said Wednesday that experimental drugs should be provided to Africa, and that if the deadly virus was rampant in Western countries it would be highly likely that authorities would give people access to the medications.

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A motorcycle taxi driver that was recruited with others to help raise awareness throughout the communities about the deadly Ebola virus on his bike in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.

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Nigerian port health officials uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. A Nigerian nurse who treated a man with Ebola is now dead and five others are sick with one of the world's most virulent diseases, authorities said Wednesday as the death toll rose to at least 932 people in four West African countries.

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A passenger holds personal possessions as a Nigerian port health official uses a thermometer on her at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014.

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Guinea Police secure the area around a man who collapsed in a puddle of water on the street, and people would not approach him as they fear he may be suffering from the Ebola virus in the city of Conakry, Guinea, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The man lay in the street for several hours before being taken to an Ebola control centre for assessment. The World Health Organization has began an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis, and said at least 932 deaths in four countries are blamed on the virus, with many hundreds more being treated in quarantine conditions.

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