Guinea Quarantines 4 Villages As Country Reports New Ebola Cases; U.N. Ebola Envoy Arrives In Guinea Bissau To Assess Preparedness

Associated Press: Ebola cases not slowing in Guinea, Sierra Leone
“Despite hopes that the deadly Ebola outbreak could soon be contained in West Africa, it shows no signs of abating in Guinea and may be flaring up once more in Sierra Leone as people are flouting rules limiting travel meant to stop it…” (Bah, 6/24).

Reuters: Guinea quarantines villages in reinforced bid to stamp out Ebola
“Guinea will put four villages under a 21-day quarantine as part of a robust strategy to stamp out a lingering Ebola epidemic after new cases of the disease were discovered there. … Health officials will also carry out intensive door-to-door visits to homes in the quarantined areas to try to identify cases of the disease…” (Samb, 6/24).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. envoy on Ebola travels to Guinea Bissau after new cases reported in bordering Guinea
“The United Nations envoy for Ebola response has begun a visit to take stock of prevention and preparedness efforts in Guinea Bissau, which remains at high risk given its proximity to Guinea where new cases of the virus were reported in an urban area bordering the two countries…” (6/24).

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