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In pictures: African officials work to contain Ebola outbreak

As the death toll climbs, authorities in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria work to control the deadly hemorrhagic fever

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A Nigerian health official wearing a protective suit waits to screen passengers at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Nigerian authorities on Monday confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming setback as officials across the region battle to stop the spread of a disease that has killed more than 700 people.

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People working for a petroleum company take part in an Ebola awareness campaign to try and prevent the deadly Ebola virus spreading in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Health authorities in Liberia ordered that all those who die from Ebola be cremated after communities opposed having the bodies buried nearby. Over the weekend, health authorities in the West African country encountered resistance while trying to bury 22 bodies in Johnsonville, outside the capital Monrovia.

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Nigeria health officials wait to screen passengers at the arrival hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

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Nigerian health officials wait to screen passengers at the arrival hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

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A Nigerian health official wearing a protective mask waits to screen passengers at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

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A Nigerian health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

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Nigeria health official display a leaflet explaining Ebola Virus Disease at the arrival hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

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Police officers stand guard at the departure hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

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