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Guinea’s Remote Villages Now Cooperating With Outside Health Workers

New York Times: Fear of Ebola Opens Wary Villages to Outsiders in Guinea
“…Residents in [this remote Guinean] region have killed local officials proselytizing about Ebola, blocked barely passable roads with trees, and vehemently refused help from outsiders, viewing them as propagators of the virus in moon suits of protective gear. But now, in Guinea’s inaccessible Forest Region, where staunch resistance has stymied efforts to fight the outbreak since its inception, villagers are finally opening up, surrendering their sick and dead after being battered by the virus…” (Nossiter, 11/16).