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Wed Apr 9, 2014, 05:18 PM

1. Ebola expected to terrorise West Africa for ‘months’ – WHO

International authorities are closely involved in the outbreak of the ebola virus in Guinea, West Africa, which was officially announced on February 9th. It has been identified in remote areas and in the capital, as well as across the border.

Dr. Keiji Fukuda of the World Health Organisation said it expects to be engaged in the region for months.

“This is one of the most challenging ebola outbreaks that we have ever faced. And the reasons why this is one of the most challenging outbreaks is that, first we see a wide geographic dispersion of cases. So this has come in from a number of districts as well as a large city in Guinea, Conakry.”

Of 157 cases in Guinea, 101 people have died from the virus. It began in the south and moved up to the capital, a port city, where there have been around 20 cases — in neighbouring Liberia, around the same, with ten deaths. It is suspected that nine patients in Mali have the virus.


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