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Tango0122 Mar 2014 12:12 p.m. PST

"A mysterious illness has killed at least 23 people in southern Guinea in six weeks, but the disease has yet to be positively identified, the health ministry announced Thursday.

"A feverish sickness whose first symptoms were observed on February 9 has claimed at least 23 lives, including that of the director of the Macenta district hospital and three staff, out of a total of 36 cases," said Sakoba Keita, the doctor in charge of the ministry's preventive wing.

"The administrative district of Gueckedou is the worst affected, with 13 deaths for 19 cases," Keita added, noting that "the illness is characterized by fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and bleeding in the cases of some patients…"
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enfant perdus22 Mar 2014 1:25 p.m. PST

Now confirmed as ebola, I believe.

Only Warlock23 Mar 2014 1:25 p.m. PST

Yup. Fatalities in the high 50 ' s now. Eola is bad, bad, bad

tkdguy25 Mar 2014 12:45 p.m. PST

Up to 59 people dead, last I heard, which was a few days ago. I hope the count has not gone up.

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