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Increase In Guinea’s Ebola Cases Possibly Attributable To Better Access To Hard-To-Reach Patients

Reuters: Spike in Ebola in Guinea could reflect access to hidden patients
“The latest spike in Guinea’s Ebola cases could be a sign that aid teams are at last gaining access to hidden patients, rather than a surge of new cases, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said. The number of suspected cases in the West African country has more than doubled from last month, according to the health ministry, prompting fears the epidemic could mushroom as it did in Liberia and Sierra Leone in September…” (Hussain, 3/20).

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