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Ebola epidemic in Guinea

Health specialists have raced to contain a spiraling Ebola epidemic in Guinea, setting up emergency facilities in a bid to contain the disease which has already killed 78 people. An isolation ward was erected at the Doctors Without Borders facility in Guekedou as authorities attempt to stop the spread of Ebola. Neighbouring Senegal has already closed its borders as a result.

Ebola epidemic in Guinea
Health specialists work in an isolation ward for patients at the Doctors Without Borders facility in Guékedou, southern Guinea. Guinea's President Alpha Conde warned of a 'health emergency' as authorities raced to contain a spiraling Ebola epidemic which has killed 78 people and prompted neighboring Senegal to close its border. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ebola epidemic in Guinea
A health specialist works in a laboratory set up in a tent at an isolation ward for patients at the Doctors Without Borders facility in Guékedou, southern Guinea. Guinea's President Alpha Conde warned of a 'health emergency' as authorities raced to contain a spiraling Ebola epidemic which has killed 78 people and prompted neighboring Senegal to close its border. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ebola epidemic in Guinea
A health specialist prepares filtered water at an isolation ward for patients at the Doctors Without Borders facility in Guékedou, southern Guinea. Guinea's President Alpha Conde warned of a 'health emergency' as authorities raced to contain a spiraling Ebola epidemic which has killed 78 people and prompted neighboring Senegal to close its border. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ebola epidemic in Guinea
Relatives wait on March 31, 2014 outside the isolation ward of the Donka hospital in Conakry, Guinea. Aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said on March 31 an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing at least 78 people in Guinea was an 'unprecedented epidemic' that had spread across the west African nation. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ebola epidemic in Guinea
Health specialists prepare for work in an isolation ward for patients at the Doctors Without Borders facility in Guékedou, southern Guinea. Guinea's President Alpha Conde warned of a 'health emergency' as authorities raced to contain a spiraling Ebola epidemic which has killed 78 people and prompted neighboring Senegal to close its border. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ebola epidemic in Guinea
People walk in front of the Ignace Deen hospital in Conakry on March 27, 2014. Guinea battled to contain an Ebola epidemic threatening neighboring countries as fear and confusion gripped communities under siege from one of the deadliest viruses known to mankind. Aid organizations have sent dozens of workers to help one of the world's poorest countries combat a hemorrhagic fever outbreak which has killed at least 63 people, many of whom have been confirmed as infected by Ebola. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ebola epidemic in Guinea
This picture taken on March 25, 2014 at a warehouse of the Swiss branch of the NGO Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without borders-MSF) in Conakry shows protection material stored before being used on areas plagued with the Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The Ebola hemorrhagic fever plaguing Guinea is caused by one of the deadliest viruses known to mankind, killing up to 90 percent of people it infects. The tropical virus can fell its victims within days, causing severe fever and muscle pain, weakness, vomiting and diarrhea. In the worst cases it shuts down organs and causes unstoppable bleeding. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ebola epidemic in Guinea
A health specialist washes his hands at an isolation ward for patients at the Doctors Without Borders facility in Guékedou, southern Guinea. Guinea's President Alpha Conde warned of a 'health emergency' as authorities raced to contain a spiraling Ebola epidemic which has killed 78 people and prompted neighboring Senegal to close its border. (AFP/Getty Images)