Anger, mistrust in Guinea villages hinders battle to beat Ebola

January 23, 2015 4:40 PM

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Anger, mistrust in Guinea villages hinders battle to beat Ebola

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Angry residents are blocking access for health workers to dozens of remote villages in Guinea, in a sign of persistent mistrust that could threaten President Alpha Conde's aim to eradicate Ebola from the country by early March.

The worst Ebola outbreak on record began deep in the forests of southeastern Guinea in December 2013 and has since spread to other countries in the impoverished region, killing more than 8,600 people.

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