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Guinea Health Chief Declares Ebola Outbreak an 'Epidemic' as 7 Confirmed Cases Emerge

Guinea Health Chief Declares Ebola Outbreak an 'Epidemic' as 7 Confirmed Cases Emerge The head of Guinea's health ag...

Guinea Health Chief Declares Ebola Outbreak an 'Epidemic' as 7 Confirmed Cases Emerge


The head of Guinea's health agency said Sunday that the country was in the midst of an Ebola "epidemic situation" with seven cases confirmed in the West African nation, including three deaths.

"Very early this morning, the Conakry laboratory confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus," Sakoba Keita said after an emergency meeting in the capital.

Health Minister Remy Lamah had earlier spoken of four deaths. It was not immediately clear why the toll had been reduced.

The cases marked the first known resurgence of the virus in West Africa since a 2013-2016 epidemic that began in Guinea and left more than 11,300 dead across the region.

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