Ebola

Guinea says monitoring 816 Ebola contacts following flare-up

A Doctors Without Borders health worker stands in an Ebola virus treatment center in Conakry

A Doctors Without Borders health worker stands in an Ebola virus treatment center in Conakry  (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Guinea's Ebola coordination unit has traced an estimated 816 people who may have come into contact with victims of the disease or their corpses amid a recent flare-up in a village in the West African country's southeast, a health official said on Monday.

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"Since the start of the tracing on Saturday, we have traced 816 contacts in 107 families," Fode Tass Sylla, spokesman for the coordination unit, said on state television.