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Ebola virus continues to spread

A Liberian soldier, left, mans a checkpoint to control the movement of people as authorities try to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, Aug. 7. Soldiers clamped down on people trying to travel to Liberia's capital Thursday from rural areas hard-hit by the Ebola virus hours after the president declared a national state of emergency.
A Liberian soldiers stops people at a security checkpoint setup to lamp down on people traveling due to the Ebola virus, on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday.
Liberian soldiers stop travelers from leaving the area in Bomi County as they clamp down on people traveling due to the Ebola virus.
Angry travelers confront Liberian soldiers, not visible, that stop travelers from leaving a area in Bomi County.
Beds for patients are seen inside a tent at the recently opened but unstaffed Ebola treatment center in the village of Lakka on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 7. While the Ebola virus outbreak has now reached four countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone account for more than 60 percent of the deaths, according to the World Health Organization. The outbreak that emerged in March has claimed at least 932 lives.
A banner encouraging people suffering from Ebola to go immediately to a health center for treatment is seen on a sidewalk in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday.
In this photo provided by the Spanish Defense Ministry, aid workers and doctors transfer Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, from a plane to an ambulance as he leaves the Torrejon de Ardoz military airbase, near Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 7.  A Spanish missionary priest who tested positive for the Ebola virus was in stable condition at a Madrid hospital on Thursday after being evacuated from Liberia, health officials said.
Aid workers and doctors transfer Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, from a plane to an ambulance as he leaves the Torrejon de Ardoz military airbase, near Madrid, Spain, Thursday.
Aid workers and doctors transfer Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia.
Bisa Williams, deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs, speaks during a congressional subcommittee hearing on the threat of Ebola on Thursday, Aug. 7 in Washington.
From left, Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at U.S. Agency for International Development; Tom Frieden, U.S. Center for Disease Control director and Bisa Williams, deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at a congressional subcommittee hearing on Ebola on Thursday.
A woman sells local herbs on a street in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Aug. 7. West Africans battling to contain the spread of Ebola will have to wait for months until a potentially life-saving experimental drug used on two Americans infected with the dreaded disease could even be made, officials said. There's little of the experimental drug ZMapp available now, and even if it can be made in large quantities, its safety and effectiveness haven't been tested yet.
A woman prepares soup to sell on a street in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday.
Pedestrians shop for wares in a market in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday.
A Liberian soldier, left, mans a checkpoint to control the movement of people as authorities try to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, Aug. 7. Soldiers clamped down on people trying to travel to Liberia's capital Thursday from rural areas hard-hit by the Ebola virus hours after the president declared a national state of emergency. - Abbas Dulleh / The Associated Press
A Liberian soldiers stops people at a security checkpoint setup to lamp down on people traveling due to the Ebola virus, on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday. - Abbas Dulleh / The Associated Press
Liberian soldiers stop travelers from leaving the area in Bomi County as they clamp down on people traveling due to the Ebola virus. - Abbas Dulleh / The Associated Press
Angry travelers confront Liberian soldiers, not visible, that stop travelers from leaving a area in Bomi County. - Abbas Dulleh / The Associated Press
Beds for patients are seen inside a tent at the recently opened but unstaffed Ebola treatment center in the village of Lakka on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 7. While the Ebola virus outbreak has now reached four countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone account for more than 60 percent of the deaths, according to the World Health Organization. The outbreak that emerged in March has claimed at least 932 lives. - Michael Duff / The Associated Press
A banner encouraging people suffering from Ebola to go immediately to a health center for treatment is seen on a sidewalk in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday. - Michael Duff / The Associated Press
In this photo provided by the Spanish Defense Ministry, aid workers and doctors transfer Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, from a plane to an ambulance as he leaves the Torrejon de Ardoz military airbase, near Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 7. A Spanish missionary priest who tested positive for the Ebola virus was in stable condition at a Madrid hospital on Thursday after being evacuated from Liberia, health officials said. - Spanish Defense Ministry / The Associated Press
Aid workers and doctors transfer Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, from a plane to an ambulance as he leaves the Torrejon de Ardoz military airbase, near Madrid, Spain, Thursday. - Spanish Defense Ministry / The Associated Press
Aid workers and doctors transfer Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia. - Spanish Defense Ministry / The Associated Press
Bisa Williams, deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs, speaks during a congressional subcommittee hearing on the threat of Ebola on Thursday, Aug. 7 in Washington. - Alejandro Davila Fragoso / MCT
From left, Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at U.S. Agency for International Development; Tom Frieden, U.S. Center for Disease Control director and Bisa Williams, deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at a congressional subcommittee hearing on Ebola on Thursday. - Alejandro Davila Fragoso / MCT
A woman sells local herbs on a street in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Aug. 7. West Africans battling to contain the spread of Ebola will have to wait for months until a potentially life-saving experimental drug used on two Americans infected with the dreaded disease could even be made, officials said. There's little of the experimental drug ZMapp available now, and even if it can be made in large quantities, its safety and effectiveness haven't been tested yet. - Sunday Alamba / The Associated Press
A woman prepares soup to sell on a street in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday. - Sunday Alamba / The Associated Press
Pedestrians shop for wares in a market in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday. - Sunday Alamba / The Associated Press

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