Ebola virus identified as source of Guinea’s deadly haemorrhagic fever epidemic

Curbing the outbreak ... health workers, dressed in head-to-toe "Ebola suits", leave Uige, about 300km north of the Angolan capital, Luanda, to collect a man dying from haemorrhagic fever in 2005. (file photo)

 The Ebola virus has been identified as the source of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever in southern Guinea, the west African nation said on Saturday as the death toll rose to 34. Curbing the outbreak ... health workers, dressed in head-to-toe "Ebola suits", leave Uige, about 300km north of the Angolan capital, Luanda, to collect a man More...

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Street children in their makeshift homes of plastic sheeting in the port of Conakry, Guinea. Photograph: Alamy
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Guinean President Alpha Conde
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Tony Blair with Alpha Conde, the president of Guinea Photo
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