World Guinea records three new cases of Ebola

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Three more people in Guinea have been infected with the Ebola virus, a senior health official said on Wednesday, further dampening hopes of an imminent end to the world’s worst recorded outbreak of the disease.

Ebola.jpeg The three were infected in Forecariah in western Guinea from the family of a woman who died of Ebola and whose body was handled without appropriate protection, said Fode Tass Sylla, spokesman for the national centre for the fight against Ebola.

“In all, nine sick people are being treated at our centres throughout the country and most are connected to the dead woman,” he told Reuters, adding that authorities had known of the three fresh cases since Saturday.

The epidemic began when a two-year-old boy fell ill in a remote Guinean village on December 26, 2013, and now risks dragging into a third year and into 2016


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