Ebola Crisis In West Africa Worsened By Patients Shunning Treatement

July 13, 2014 3:27 PM

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CONAKRY, Guinea/KENEMA, Sierra Leone, July 13 (Reuters) - Governments and health agencies trying to contain the world's deadliest ever Ebola epidemic in West Africa fear the contagion could be worse than reported because suspicious locals are chasing away health workers and shunning treatment.

From Guinea, where the four-month-old outbreak claimed the first of more than 500 lives, to Sierra Leone, scores of patients are hiding away, believing hospitalization is a "death sentence".

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