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Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases near border with Sierra Leone

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Source: Reuters - Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:48 GMT
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CONAKRY, April 16 (Reuters) - Guinean authorities have confirmed at least nine new cases of Ebola in the southwest region of Forecariah near the border with Sierra Leone, the area hardest hit by the year-old outbreak, a senior health official said on Thursday.

Authorities launched a four day, door-to-door campaign in Forecariah on April 12 to improve community participation in reporting suspected cases and as part of an emergency 45-day drive to tackle Ebola in the west of the country.

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