Residents Say Guinea-Bissau Unprepared For Ebola; WHO Warns Of Uptick In Cases In Sierra Leone, Guinea

IRIN: Why isn’t Guinea-Bissau prepared for Ebola?
“The government of Guinea-Bissau has known for months about the risk of Ebola entering the country, but it hasn’t done enough to prepare. Now there is a cluster of cases just across the border. Residents say it will be good fortune rather than good planning if an outbreak is avoided…” (Lazuta/Cassama, 6/2).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency warns rainy season now hampering Ebola response in West Africa
“The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Wednesday] reported an increase in the intensity and geographic area of Ebola transmission in Guinea and Sierra Leone, warned that the onset of the rainy season ‘from now onwards’ will make field operations more difficult, and noted that community engagement remains a challenge in both countries…” (6/3).

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