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Health Officials Say Ebola Outbreak Contained In Guinea; 63 Reported Dead

News outlets report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which Guinean officials say has been contained.

Agence France-Presse: Terror grips Ebola-hit west Africa
“Guinea battled Wednesday to contain an Ebola epidemic threatening neighboring countries as fear and confusion gripped communities under siege from one of the deadliest viruses known to mankind…” (Bah, 3/26).

Associated Press: Death toll in Guinea Ebola outbreak reaches 63
“Health officials in the West African nation of Guinea say the death toll from a rare Ebola outbreak has risen to 63…” (3/26).

BBC News: Guinea Ebola outbreak: Bat-eating banned to curb virus
“Guinea has banned the sale and consumption of bats to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, its health minister has said…” (3/25).

International Business Times: Ebola Economics: Tourists, Vaccines And Some Very Expensive Monkeys
“The deadly Ebola virus is back, and the latest outbreak has killed [at least] 59 people in West Africa’s Guinea, but despite its horrifying effects, finding a cure or vaccine is not a high priority for drug firms. That leaves much of Africa prone to economic shock from continuing episodes…” (Caulderwood, 3/26).

New York Times: Guinea: Government Bans Bat Soup to Halt Ebola Outbreak
“To help quell its first Ebola outbreak, the West African nation of Guinea has banned bat soup…” (McNeil, 3/26).

Reuters: Guinea says has contained Ebola outbreak, death toll rises
“Guinea said on Wednesday it had stopped an outbreak of deadly Ebola fever from spreading beyond the country’s remote southeast, although the number of deaths from suspected infections rose to at least 63…” (Samb, 3/26).