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Guinea, Neighboring Countries Work To Contain Ebola Outbreak

News outlets continue to report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

ABC News: Ebola, Crossing Borders in Africa, Could Land in U.S.
“An Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 78 people in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could land in the U.S., health officials warned today…” (Moisse, 4/1).

Agence France-Presse: Guinea’s Ebola victims wait for death
“…The makeshift clinic in Gueckedou, a market city of 220,000 people near the Liberia and Sierra Leone borders, is on the front line of Guinea’s increasingly desperate struggle to contain one of the worst outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever in history…” (Bah, 4/1).

CQ HealthBeat: Ebola Research From NIH May Be Licensed to Firm Amid Outbreak
“The National Institutes of Health is moving toward a licensing deal that would use rabies virus to try to develop a vaccine against Ebola, which has broken out in recent weeks in western Africa…” (Young, 4/1).

New York Times: Ebola Reaches Capital of Guinea, Stirring Fears
“An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the West African nation of Guinea has reached the crowded capital, Conakry, prompting new fears about its spread, health officials said Tuesday…” (Nossiter, 4/1).

Reuters: WHO says Guinea Ebola outbreak small as MSF slams international response
“The World Health Organization on Tuesday played down the extent of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus suspected to have killed over 80 in Guinea, a day after medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned of an unprecedented epidemic…” (Samb, 4/1).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency working to contain Ebola outbreak in Guinea
“The number of suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola (EVD) in Guinea has jumped from 103 to 122 in just three days, with 80 confirmed deaths, said the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), which will now focus on preventing further transmissions of the often fatal disease…” (4/1).

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