Guinea Confirms Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak Is Ebola; More Than 50 Dead

News outlets report on an Ebola outbreak in Guinea.

Associated Press: Ebola detected in Guinea victims, 50 dead
“Samples from victims of a viral hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 50 people in Guinea have tested positive for the Ebola virus, government officials said Sunday, marking the first time an outbreak among humans has been detected in this West African nation…” (Diallo, 3/23).

Reuters: Guinea confirms fever is Ebola, has killed up to 59
“Guinea has received confirmation that a mysterious disease that has killed up to 59 people in the West African country, and may have spread to neighboring Sierra Leone, is the hemorrhagic fever Ebola, the government said on Saturday…” (Samb, 3/22).

Reuters: Guinea dispatches equipment to contain outbreak of Ebola
“Health officials fighting an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea on Sunday dispatched specialized medical equipment, imposed restrictions on funerals and sought to contain panic to prevent the fever from spreading…” (Samb, 3/23).

United Press International: Ebola outbreak: At least 59 dead in Guinea
“At least 59 people have died from the deadly and quickly spreading Ebola virus in Guinea, UNICEF said…” (Haynes, 3/23).

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