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Fourth person dies of Ebola in Guinea

    A fourth person has died of Ebola in Guinea in the latest flare up of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people in that country, Sierra Leone and Liberia since 2013 but now claims few victims. The young girl who was hospitalized at the Ebola treatment centre in Nzerekore

Lassa Fever in Nigeria -5 Quick Facts

There’s increasing concern in Nigeria about the spread of Lassa fever. The latest outbreak has killed at least 72 people and the disease has spread to 17 of the country’s 36 states. Here are some quick facts you should know about the virus. What is lassa fever? it is a virus similar

Ebola Epidemic Said to Be Spreading in West Africa

350 people in West Africa have died from Ebola since the beginning of the year - more than ever before. Experts are trying to contain the fatal virus that has spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone and Liberia. It seems as though the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is turning into

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: What is the virus and what’s being done?

The medical aid charity Médecins sans Frontières warned this week that Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic “of a magnitude never before seen” as the nation’s president appealed for calm amid a rising death toll. Since January, Guinea health authorities have reported more than 150 suspected cases and nearly 80 deaths, scattered far across

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