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Guinea Struggles To Control Ebola Outbreak, Reports Highest Weekly Number Of Cases So Far This Year, WHO Says

Reuters: Guinea says number of Ebola patients more than doubles since Feb
“The number of suspected Ebola patients in Guinea has more than doubled from last month, the health ministry said on Thursday, highlighting a ‘fourth phase’ of the epidemic after a dip in cases in early 2015…” (Samb/Farge, 3/19).

U.N. News Centre: Guinea reports highest weekly Ebola case total so far this year, new U.N. data shows
“The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has reported the highest weekly number of Ebola cases in Guinea so far this year and noted that while transmission was confined to a narrow geographically contiguous arc straddling the capitals of Guinea and Sierra Leone, the population is highly mobile, thus creating a challenge ‘to prevent the seeding of new outbreaks’…” (3/19).

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