Red Cross Ebola teams in Guinea attacked 10 times a month

February 12, 2015 12:20 PM

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Red Cross Ebola teams in Guinea attacked 10 times a month

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Red Cross teams in Ebola-hit Guinea have been attacked on average 10 times a month over the past year, the charity said on Thursday, warning that the violence was hampering efforts to contain the disease.

In the most recent incident last Sunday in the town of Forecariah about 60 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of Conakry, two Red Cross volunteers were beaten while trying to conduct a safe burial, the charity said.

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