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Ebola outbreak spreads in Guinea

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Ebola outbreak spreads in Guinea


An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in south east Guinea has now reached the capital Conakry .

Fifty-nine people have died from the virus which causes internal and external bleeding along with diarrhoea and vomiting.

It has a fatality rate of 90 percent.

Isolation units and protective gear have been sent to try and contain the disease which is spread by close personal contact with people who are infected.

Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with infected animals including chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines, according to the WHO.

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