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Friday 29 July 2016

Ebola spreads to Guinea's capital

Published 29/03/2014 | 22:47

Medecins Sans Frontieres work in an ebola hit area.
Medecins Sans Frontieres work in an ebola hit area.

Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond the tiny West African nation's borders.

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Ebola has already killed at least 70 people including one man whose family brought him to Conakry, the capital, for medical treatment. Now six of his relatives and two others exposed to him are being kept in isolation at a hospital.

Guinea has severely limited medical facilities and a large population living in slums where the virus could spread quickly.

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