Ebola-Stricken Countries Turning to Ancient Practice to Curb Outbreak

August 13, 2014 9:20 PM

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Ebola-Stricken Countries Turning to Ancient Practice to Curb Outbreak

Three West-African countries battling the worst-ever Ebola outbreak have taken “extraordinary actions” by beginning to cordon off affected areas – a tactic used in medieval times to fight the bubonic plague.

Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia – the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus – have started to set up a cross-border isolation zone patrolled by guards, according to the Associated Press. Food and medical supplies will be delivered inside the “cordon sanitaire” or sanitary barrier, but no one wi...

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