Health Officials Work To Contain Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

News outlets report on continuing efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

IRIN: Curbing West Africa’s Ebola outbreak
“As health authorities and aid groups work to contain the spread of Ebola in Guinea which has killed 59 people and infected scores of others since January, suspected cases have emerged in neighboring Liberia, prompting calls for a regional response…” (3/26).

Reuters: West African nations scramble to prevent spread of Ebola deaths
“West African nations scrambled on Tuesday to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus suspected to have killed at least 59 people in Guinea, with symptoms of the disease reported in neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia as well…” (Toweh/Samb, 3/25).

Associated Press: Ebola victims quarantined in Guinea
“Health workers in protective hazmat suits treated patients in quarantine centers on Tuesday in a remote corner of Guinea where Ebola has killed at least 60 people in West Africa’s first outbreak of the deadly virus in two decades…” (Diallo/Larson, 3/25).

Agence France-Presse: Six suspected Ebola cases in Liberia, five dead
“Five patients have died in Liberia of suspected Ebola fever, the government said on Monday, as neighboring Guinea battled an outbreak of the virus which has killed dozens…” (3/24).

Associated Press: Canada rules out suspected case of Ebola
“Canadian officials investigating a man suspected of having contracted Ebola during a visit to West Africa say it has been determined he does not have the virus…” (Gillies, 3/25).

Reuters: Scientist who discovered Ebola frustrated by deadly Guinea outbreak
“…[Peter] Piot says he’s saddened and frustrated by this and other outbreaks — partly because they should be easy to prevent, or at least to contain, and partly because the scientific detective work behind the Ebola virus has not yet revealed its main host…” (Kelland, 3/25).

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