WRAPUP 1-Liberia shuts hospital where Spanish priest infected, Ebola toll hits 932

August 6, 2014 5:42 PM

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MONROVIA, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Liberia shut a major hospital in the capital Monrovia on Wednesday after a Spanish priest and six other staff contracted Ebola, as the death toll from the worst outbreak of the disease hit 932 in West Africa.

The outbreak of the deadly haemorrhagic fever has overwhelmed rudimentary healthcare systems and prompted the deployment of troops to quarantine the worst-hit areas in the remote border region of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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