Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Sparks Epidemic Fear
Since January, 78 people out of 122 suspected cases of the frightening disease have died, with 22 cases confirmed by lab tests, according to the Guinea health ministry. The outbreak centers on the nation’s southeast coast, and includes cases in Conakry, a port city of 2 million. But suspected cases have erupted hundreds of miles apart. Sierra Leone has begun a screening process along the shared northern border with Guinea, and Senegal closed its border with Guinea and halted weekly markets, Reuters reported, in a bid to halt the spread.