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As Ebola continues to spread in West Africa, the 'World Health Organization' is taking new steps to try and stop the virus from spreading.

Ebola has killed more than one thousand people and the 'World Health Organization' has declared it an international health emergency. To stop the virus from spreading, medical experts are saying people with Ebola will be given drugs or vaccines that have not been tested in humans. However, certain criteria have to be met for people to receive the medication.

"These include transparency about all aspects of care, informed consent, freedom of choice, and confidentiality," says Marie-Paule Kieny from the 'World Health Organization.'

The Ebola virus has spread to Nigeria, Africa's most populated country already has ten confirmed cases. Nigeria's president says he is doing everything humanly possible to contain the virus.

"We must make sure that every state is prepared," says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, "Where they lack, the federal government will support the state."

A 75 year-old Spanish priest died in Madrid from Ebola. Miguel Pajares was working for a humanitarian group in Liberia when he became ill and was sent home to Spain for treatment.

As possible ways to treat Ebola are discussed, many countries around the world are also developing plans and isolation areas to deal with any potential cases.

An experimental drug was given to American missionaries who became infected with Ebola in Liberia. They are being treated in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital. Both are said to be improving.

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