Number Of Ebola Cases, Deaths Continue To Rise In Guinea, Sierra Leone

News outlets continue to report on the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Agence France-Presse: Guinea Ebola death toll rises above 200
“More than 200 people have died from the highly contagious Ebola virus in Guinea, making it one of the worst ever outbreaks of the disease, the World Health Organization said Wednesday…” (Larson, 6/5).

Reuters: Guinea, Sierra Leone see spike in Ebola cases: WHO
“At least 21 people died and 37 new cases of suspected Ebola were recorded in Guinea between May 29 and June 1, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, undermining the government’s claims that the number of Ebola deaths was slowing…” (Lewis, 6/4).

SciDev.Net: Ongoing Ebola outbreak highlights research shortcomings
“As the deadly Ebola virus continues to strike West Africa, experts are calling for more research to help deal with future outbreaks and limit the chance of a pandemic. Identifying where the virus responsible for the latest cases came from will be crucial for prevention efforts, but effective drugs and vaccines remain some way away, experts say…” (Meštrović, 6/4).

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