Mistrust and machetes thwart efforts to contain Ebola in Guinea

February 10, 2015 1:10 PM

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Mistrust and machetes thwart efforts to contain Ebola in Guinea

LOLA, Guinea (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Red Cross pickups crawl through the streets of the Guinean town of Lola in search of Ebola victims, crowds of women gather to shoo the medical workers away, young boys throw stones and angry men reach for their machetes.

In the country where West Africa's Ebola outbreak began, hostility towards aid workers - fueled by ever more far-fetched rumors - is undermining efforts to contain the deadly virus.

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