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West African nations scramble to contain Ebola threat

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 00:47

March 25 - Guineans scramble to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus suspected to have killed at least 59 people. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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West African nations scramble to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus suspected in killing at least 59 in Guinea. There are also fears that the deadly virus has hit neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia. Residents say sanitation is key (SOUNDBITE)(Soussou) MAMDOUBA SYLLA, CONAKRY RESIDENT, SAYING: "We must clean up the city to fight against this disease. We must make sure of it, because everybody's afraid for their life." Ebola was discovered in 1976 in Zaire -- now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Scientists have identified the outbreak in Guinea as the virulent Zaire strain of the virus.

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West African nations scramble to contain Ebola threat

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 00:47