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Ebola Outbreak In Guinea Threatens Neighboring Liberia, Sierra

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Ebola is threatening Liberia and Sierra after an outbreak in Guinea in seven years. World Health Organization (WHO) has reached with aid groups to the region and is also investigating the southeast border areas after 59 deaths have taken place there including in capital Conakry.

The United Nations Children’s Fund said on Saturday it has dispatched 5 metric tons of aid to the worst-affected areas.
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Unicef spokesman Laurent Duvillier said the emergency assistance has been delivered in the border area of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone where people of the three counties come to do business and move back.

WHO has not recorded any outbreaks of the disease in Guinea earlier where at least 8 health care workers of the organization have died after coming in contact with the infected patients.

New York-based Unicef meanwhile said the Ebola outbreak in the world’s biggest producer of bauxite is devastating as the health workers are among the first victims.

As of now there is no specific vaccine or treatment to the disease.

A Unicef spokesman Timothy La Rose said currently they are focusing on the prevention of Ebola in the region by alerting people how to avoid contracting.

According to WHO, Ebola virus is transmitted through bodily fluids or blood. The disease was identified first time in Sudan and Congo in 1976 when about 600 people were infected and 431 were killed.

Last time Ebola outbreak was reported in Uganda in 2011. In 2007 it infected there about 150 people and killed 37.

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