Ebola Outbreak in Guinea has been labeled 'Unprecedented' by Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
It is spreading to Senegal and the recent suspected case in Canada has since been proven negative.
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Guinea: Mobilisation against an unprecedented Ebola epidemic
Conakry / Brussels / Geneva, 31 March 2014 – With eight confirmed cases of Ebola reported in the capital Conakry, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is facing an unprecedented epidemic in terms of the distribution of cases now scattered in several locations in Guinea.
“We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases in the country: Gueckedou, Macenta Kissidougou, Nzerekore, and now Conakry,” said Mariano Lugli, coordinator of MSF's project in Conakry. - MSF
Ebola outbreak in Guinea 'unprecedented' - MSF
|It took authorities in Guinea six weeks to identify the disease - AFP|
The Ebola outbreak that has killed 78 people in Guinea is "unprecedented", a medical charity has said.An official with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said the spread of the disease across the country made it very difficult to control.
The West African state is facing a battle to contain the outbreak after cases were reported in areas that are hundreds of kilometres apart.
Ebola is spread by close contact and kills between 25% and 90% of victims.
"We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases," Mariano Lugli, a co-ordinator in Guinea for the aid group said.
"This geographical spread is worrisome because it will greatly complicate the tasks of the organisations working to control the