The death toll from the Ebola epidemic raging through Guinea’s southern forests and capital Conakry has risen to 95.
The Guinean health ministry says 52 cases have been confirmed in laboratories to be the killer tropical virus. So far, authorities have registered 151 suspect cases and 95 deaths. The disease is highly contagious and leads to external and internal bleeding. But there’s no vaccine or specific treatment for it. Guinea is the most affected among several West African nations currently struggling to deal with the epidemic. Mali, Liberia and Sierra Leone have also reported suspected cases.