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Fear spreads, borders close as Ebola restricts travel in West Africa

Fear spreads, borders close as Ebola restricts travel in West Africa

Concerns over Ebola are prompting a growing number of African countries to tamp down on travel, a move the World Health Organization says could worsen the outbreak.

South Africa announced Thursday that all noncitizens traveling there from three of the virus- stricken countries will be turned away, and that South African citizens arriving from the “high-risk” countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will be subject to strict screening, including temperature checks.

A fourth nation affected, Nigeria, was listed by South Africa as a “medium-risk” country, along with Kenya and Ethiopia,...

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