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Crowd Attacks Ebola Facility & Health Workers in Guinea

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Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola EpidemicGovernment spokesperson in Guinea, Fodé Sylla said a crowd destroyed an Ebola facility and attacked health workers in Central Guinea.

She announced on Saturday in Conakry that the crowd action was predicated on rumours that the Red Cross was planning to infect a school.

Sylla also stated that a Red Cross burial team was also targeted and forced to flee.

“During the incident on Friday in the town of Faranah, around 400 km east of the capital Conakry, angry residents attacked an Ebola transit centre.

They also set ablaze a vehicle belonging to medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

All this agitation aims to discourage our partners and to give the virus the upper hand. We won’t accept that.

Everyone must understand that the fight we are leading requires the engagement of all citizens,’’ she said.

Red Cross teams in Guinea had been attacked on average 10 times a month over the past year, the organisation said this week.

The humanitarian organisation warned that the violence was hampering efforts to contain the disease.

The number of new cases in Guinea nearly doubled last week to 64, according to World Health Organisation data, jeopardising a government plan to get to zero new cases by early March.

More than 2,000 people have died out of a total of around 3,000 cases of Ebola in Guinea, according to reports.

Guinea, along with Sierra Leone and Liberia, is one of the three countries hardest hit by the worst epidemic of the disease on record.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

7 Comments

  1. Ufuoma

    February 15, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Are we supposed to call this one ignorance or what? Cos this one don pass be carefull. People are. Oul teeing and risking their lives and safety to help and all you can do is attack them? Sheesh

  2. Tunmi

    February 15, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    What allows these misinformation to spread? Nigeria was able to curtail this because we used all media: social media, radio, phone calls, and especially the internet. What does Guinea have and what are they not doing?

  3. Dora the explorer

    February 15, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    And now Ebola relation post is not ‘awa’ cup of tea.. sighs
    these people need an education already.. what a mess!

  4. bb

    February 15, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Some west africans are so dumb!

  5. Bridget

    February 15, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    u have no idea what those people are going thru, so pls don’t judge them. I just thank God ebola didnt spread in Nigeria, and I pray God grants them wisdom and grace to put an end to this thing.

  6. Mazino Oyolo Kigho

    February 16, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Ignorance again affecting how we live and think in Africa. This is one reason diseases is claiming more lives here than in any other continent.
    http://www.healthliveblog.org

  7. mulikat

    February 16, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Those African country are more ignorance than naija,that reason they still have Ebola in their country,health workers that came to save ur life u want to kill them again.Mazino Oyolo kigho,what a name, diseases will never go out of African,Nr. 1- ignorance,traditional belive than western medicine,religion problem,bush meat,cleaning our hands after toilet e.t.c,many things that make African backward,and that thing call diseases can never go away,only thax Naija is far better in times of all things e.g,i give.

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