Ebola virus persists in Guinea and Sierra Leone

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In Sierra Leone there have been two new cases in recent days. | Photo: Reuters

The Ebola virus is still active in Guinea and Sierra Leone (West Africa) due to uncontrolled movement of people in these areas.

In Guinea, authorities have four locations in quarantine for a period of 21 days to try to end the Ebola outbreak, after new cases were discovered there.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Guinean towns of Forecariah, Dubreka and Boké have detected more cases of the disease in the past three weeks.

Ebola has killed about 11 thousand people in West Africa and is eradicated in Liberia, but persists in Guinea.Meanwhile, in Sierra Leone there have been two new cases in recent days in the town of Freetown, which is denied that the virus has been eradicated. Six other cases were also recorded in the country last week near Port Loko and Kambia provinces (north).

IN CONTEXT
In May, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the fight against the Ebola virus, Bruce Aylward, warned that the epidemic could not continue in Western conditions improve considerably Africa.

It is known that about a third of deaths from Ebola in West Africa have occurred in Sierra Leone.

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