World Health Organization: Guinea outbreak 'not Ebola'

On Sunday the UN had announced the outbreak in Guinea to be Ebola.

World Health Organization: Guinea outbreak 'not Ebola'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Health officials in Guinea have said that tests on a virus suspected of being Ebola have proved negative.

After conducting tests, a World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Collins Boakye-Agyemang told the BBC that the virus was not Ebola, contradicting a UN statement on Sunday.

So far, 59 people have died in the country from the unknown virus.

Ebola, which is spread through close contact, is known to kill 25% to 90% of its victims and has no known cure or vaccine. 

Last Mod: 24 Mart 2014, 14:45
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