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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nz%C3%A9r%C3%A9kor%C3%A9

    Translation Google

    Last Minute: City Nzerekore boiling ...

    NZEREKORE- The atmosphere is very tense this morning in Nzérékoré! The citizens of this great city located in the south of the country, nearly 1,000 kilometers from the capital Conakry, protest against the disinfection of the central market, to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, learned Africaguineee.com.

    'It's very serious what is happening here. I'm on the top of a building, I see everything that happens. Young people are smashing tables that are on the outskirts of the road ', told us a citizen reached by telephone by our editorial.

    'Health workers came at night without alerting people to disinfect the large market town of Nzerekore to fight against the disease Ebola. In the morning when people came to open their place, gas emanated everywhere and no one could breathe. All products including those for food are affected. This is what has angered citizens', renchéri another.

    'The security forces are throwing tear gas at the demonstrators. The large central market is closed. The whole town stinks smell of the products they pumped. Everyone has a handkerchief to hide his nostrils' says the other inhabitants of the city that we also reached by telephone.

    'The angry youths throwing projectiles went to the hospital they accuse of masterminding the disinfection market. The windows of vehicles parked in the yard of the hospital flew to sparkle ', testified that citizen.

    Guinea has been hit hard by an epidemic Ebola that has been going six months. This disease has no vaccine and has killed more than 400 people.
    Beyond the acute lack of adequate resources to cope with the disease, another more serious problem is now emerging. It is the refusal of some people to believe in the existence of this disease. Some people go as far as to accuse the health workers to spread the disease on the citizens. Earlier this week, the prefect of Macenta and a health worker were taken hostage for hours in a village. To be continued ...

    Boubacar Diallo 1
    for Africaguinee.com

    http://www.africaguinee.com/articles...-en-ebullition
    Last edited by Emily; September 19th, 2014, 03:12 PM. Reason: Title update
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    Re: Guinea - Tense atmosphere in Nzérékoré after market was disinfected to prevent Ebola

    Translation Google

    N'zérékoré violence: at least 22 injured, a curfew imposed in the city ...

    Nzerekoré-Following the violence that rocked this Thursday, August 28, 2014 the largest city located in southern Guinea, Nzerekore, a curfew was introduced in the city, learned Africaguinee.com.

    'I have decreed a curfew until definitively calm in the city', told Africaguinee.com, the prefect of N'zérékoré Aboubacar Camara Mbop we interviewed this very night.

    At least 22 injuries were recorded during the violence. In the evening, an uneasy calm returned to the city. But it took the army to be requisitioned for the return to calm. 'We had to requisition the army for calm to return', says the prefect N'zérékoré.

    How did the violence exploded?

    'People were hostile to any strategy against Ebola virus. They even chased those who were distributing chlorine at times here. But we sensitized for people to understand. While we were on that momentum day by day, and this morning we were with the imams and heads of district when this movement began there 'explains Aboubacar Camara Mbop.

    Armed protesters fired on the security forces?

    'When I was alerted , I took my car when I arrived at the intersection of BICIGUI I met young people and little children who were going up the street with stones to attack the hospital. We sent the police to calm down. But some (of protesters) had weapons in the area (Dorota, ed.) They were shooting at the tires of vehicles of the police. The police came, but she had nothing, she did not even have gas. She could not calm down ', says Reeve.

    Provisional toll of violence ...

    'When I got in the infirmary, there were 22 injured', announces the prefect. Corroborating sources say that vehicles of humanitarian NGOs operating on the field in the fight against Ebola were assaulted by angry youths.

    Boubacar Diallo 1
    for Africaguinee.com

    http://www.africaguinee.com/articles...-dans-la-ville
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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    • #3
      Re: Guinea - Tense atmosphere in Nzérékoré after market was disinfected to prevent Ebola

      Beyond the acute lack of adequate resources to cope with the disease, another more serious problem is now emerging. It is the refusal of some people to believe in the existence of this disease. Some people go as far as to accuse the health workers to spread the disease on the citizens. Earlier this week, the prefect of Macenta and a health worker were taken hostage for hours in a village.

      Boubacar Diallo 1
      for Africaguinee.com

      http://www.africaguinee.com/articles...-en-ebullition
      Translation Google

      Prefectural authorities of Macenta and a medical team held hostage by young people in Koyama

      Guinee7
      August 27 2014

      The Delegation of the prefect of Macenta Pascal Kemo Dembadouno and a medical mission to fight against Ebola, led by the National Director of Community Health, were taken hostage, Monday, Aug. 25, from 16 hours to 20 hours 30 minutes GMT, at Koyama , 120 km from the capital of the prefecture, by young people of this locality.

      The prefect and the medical mission had visited this village to raise awareness about the epidemic of the Ebola virus. A reluctant population who still do not believe in the existence of this disease, accusing the medical teams to infect people in their prefecture.

      However, in the sub-prefecture of Fassakoni neighbor of Koyama, remains the most active outbreak of this third episode of the Ebola epidemic in the prefecture of Macenta.

      In the single day of Monday, there were 5 deaths and 12 patients not counting those contacts that must be followed for 21 days, inclusively.

      It is therefore to prevent the spread of the virus in another sub prefecture, that the missions supported by the authorities and opinion leaders, have begun outreach in the southern part of Macenta border with Liberia.

      Against all odds, young people were massively mobilized and surrounded the conference room that housed the meeting, hosted by the prefect and his followers, in order to besiege the delegation.

      Taken hostage thus from 16 hours to 20 hours 30mnTU, the missionaries will remain locked in the room where on the roof , the projectiles were thrown. It took the intervention of the Military Infantry Company Koyama, to release the prefect, Pascal Kemo Dembadouno and his entourage.

      To signal, in this locality, the population is and remains reluctant to any arrival of medical teams, as the virus spreads and the situation is very serious in the area.

      http://www.guinee7.com/2014/08/27/de...nes-de-koyama/
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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      • #4
        Re: Guinea - Tense atmosphere in Nzérékoré - Attacks on aid workers for the prevention of Ebola

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        Wed September 17, 2014, 0:38  Posted By Guilana Fidel Momou  The One, News, Society  0 3700

        Ebola: the population of a locality N'Zérékoré prey on a delegation of awareness

        The population of the town of Wome located more than 40 km from city N'Zérékoré violently attacked on Tuesday 16 September a team of outreach workers led by the prefect and the governor of the region, has-been learned .

        According to a colleague reached by telephone at about 21h on Tuesday, young people of Wome have addressed the delegation at a time when it was in full awareness session. After the speech of the prefect and the governor, he testifies, young people spontaneously started throwing projectiles in the crowd, just as the sensitizing agent explained the methods of prevention against the Ebola epidemic.

        "The governor, the prefect and part of the delegation had to leave right away to go places to take refuge in Gouécké, located 15 km from Wome. They are still there.

        Elements of the police who were sent there, given the magnitude of the situation, had to call for backup. The army went as reinforcements because the gendarmes who went could not master the situation, "said our colleague.

        Still according to him, journalists who accompanied the delegation took to their heels to go in the bush. "And so far, we have been able only to reach a young intern of rural radio and she told us that she was in her hiding in the bush, waiting for calm to return," he said he .

        When we publish online, a first unconfirmed report by authorities review reported several damaged vehicles. We attempted to contact the authorities, in vain.

        http://guineenews.org/ebola-des-popu...nsibilisation/
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        Reluctance to Ebola N'zérékoré: populations of Wome hunt prefectural and regional authorities, forced to flee ...

        Post by Guineematin the 17-7 - 2014

        Until late, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, the prefect and the governor N'zékéroké were missing! Parties making the people of the sub prefecture of Wome, N'zérékoré Prefecture, on the road to Beyla, prefectural and regional authorities have reportedly been uprooted and are volatilized in the bush, following a bloody confrontation they say ...

        According to the bits of information to our ranges, it is a rumor of 'spraying' their village residents learned before tackling local authorities came to their meeting with a team of awareness against Ebola. Having conquered the duel with the bodyguards of the prefect and the governor of the region, protesters have stoned vehicles of officials who would have used the field to to run away ...

        Since this bewildering disarray, it's hard to know who actually escaped the fury of these populations 'anti Ebola' and how ... "I do not have more information. For the latest news, or the prefect or governor had as yet an open phone ... "said an official at Guineematin.com RTG, reached by telephone shortly before 23 hours.

        This serious misunderstanding would have led to dramatic damage that Guineematin.com can not hazard any figure without official confirmation.

        We remember, there is just a few days, similar rumors had also been cases of 'spraying' market N'zérékoré where protests had led to a paralysis of the city in the two days that followed. But fortunately there was no loss of life.

        The Ebola virus is Guinea there are more than eight months with a cumulative total of 949 cases including 601 deaths, according to WHO figures, as of Sept. 14. Unfortunately, there are still several pockets of resistance, particularly in the forest region of Guinea, the epicenter of the epidemic ...

        http://guineematin.com/?p=3791
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        Ebolamania N'zérékoré: 3 journalists, the DPS, the CEO of the hospital and the director of a clinic, carried Missing Wome!

        Post by Guineematin the 17-7 - 2014

        Since the clashes that led to the general stampede yesterday, Tuesday, in the sub-prefecture of Wome, six people are still missing, learned Guineematin.com with our contacts N'zérékoré.

        According to information provided to Guineematin.com from 'attack' of Wome, six (6) people are still missing! These are:
        Dr. Ibrahima Fernandez Prefectural Director of Health N'zérékoré;
        Dr. Barry, Deputy Managing Director of the hospital, Dr. Barry;
        Pastor Kolié manager of a private clinic in Zao;
        Facely Camara journalist N'zaly Freedom Fm;
        Molou Sharif, a journalist of rural radio N'zérékoré
        And Sidiki Sidibe journalist rural radio N'zéréoré

        A recall that it was during a mission to raise awareness against the Ebola virus a rumor on spraying a village would have unleashed the locals who have attacked the delegation.

        The bodyguards of the governor and the prefect were defeated by the demonstrators, "the sensitizers" have "used" the field to save their lives ...

        But, contrary to the doubts that existed on the case of local authorities, the governor and the prefect are indeed back to N'zérékoré city, as well as members of teams of doctors without borders and other NGOs.

        http://guineematin.com/?p=3824
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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        • #5
          Re: Guinea - Tense atmosphere in Nzérékoré - Attacks on aid workers for the prevention of Ebola

          Translation Google

          Trouble in N'Zérékoré: the missing reports (including four journalists)

          N'zérékoré-The tension is still palpable in the sub-prefecture of Wome where violent clashes between security forces and people, took place yesterday Tuesday! The fighting did not remain without consequences. Sept. missing persons are reported among members of the delegation, including four journalists, learned Africaguinee.com.

          Contacted by telephone by our editorial staff, a colleague who is on site, told us that members of the official delegation led by the regional governor and the prefect, who had visited the area to raise awareness within the fight against the epidemic of Ebola, were attacked by the people of the village. They accused them spraying their community-based chlorinated products.

          Speaking of assessment our source says there is still mixed. He says that at the end of a crisis meeting called by the governor regional right now (meeting in 09 hours: ed), we'll know more.

          'We have no official information yet there will be a meeting of the authority at the end of which we really know what happened. Pending a complete blur reigns around this situation because there is no filter for now the governor is expected to start emergency meeting has been called 'he says.

          He said seven members of the delegation were not found including four journalists, including a radio freedom and three rural radio. He added that official vehicles were stoned by the villagers.

          Several sources say that there was one or four deaths, missing persons and enormous material damage.

          http://www.africaguinee.com/articles...e-journalistes
          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

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          • #6
            Ebola Aid workers attacked-8 dead

            Violence womey eight bodies exhumed, six arrests and a statement by PM expected


            Thurs, September 18, 2014, 7:20 p.m. Posted By Abdoulaye Bah Spot News, The One, News, Health, Society 0 1518
            Violence womey eight bodies exhumed, six arrests and a statement by PM expected


            Now it's official, eight bodies were found after the incidents in Wome
            , a town in the forest region 50 kilometers from the County seat, N'zérékoré-center, it was learned Thursday according to the spokesman of the government, Damantang Albert Camara.




            According to our source, the eight bodies found include: the sub-prefect of Wome, the prefectural health director of the regional hospital N'zérékoré, deputy director of the regional hospital center head health Womé, an evangelist pastor of the health center Zao, two trainee technicians rural radio journalist and a private radio Zali Fm.


            In other news, the eight bodies found in a septic tank in primary school Womé were exhumed in the presence of the public prosecutor at the court N'zérékoré and medical examiner. Similarly, the five year old son of the Deputy Commissioner of Womé managed to escape. We do not know its destination.


            Latest news, six suspects have been arrested and Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana is set to make a statement in the news 20 hours 30 The three press associations of Guinea will make a joint statement.


            While the city is N'zérékoré in psychosis, the town of Wome, it is almost empty.

            A recall that before last Tuesday a delegation led by the governor of Nzerekore was visited womey is to educate local people about Ebola. Awareness has gone wrong and the whole delegation was taken to task by the inhabitants of Wome. The governor of Nzerekore was able to escape by running away, but all three of his fellow journalists were not so lucky. http://guineenews.org/violences-a-wo...u-pm-attendue/
            CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              Re: Ebola Aid workers attacked-8 dead

              Source: http://aminata.com/8-corps-exhumes-d...mey-nzerekore/

              Google translation:

              8 bodies exhumed from a mass grave some slain womey (N'zérékoré)

              The information has just fallen on the desk 's Aminata com, bodies of victims of violence in the sub-prefecture of womey were found. To believe a reliable source, 8 whose body was no news have been exhumed from a mass grave in the capital of N'Zérékoré.

              Some information announced that the bodies had been removed from a well. But all indications are that eight people were murdered in cold blood by the people of this sub-prefecture. The bodies were exhumed before the two emissaries government ministers, Colonel Remy Lamah and Alhousseiny Makanera Kake.

              To believe a generally well-informed source, the victims were murdered in "very horrific" conditions. Some bodies were found completely butchered, we learn. Another source maintains that an investigation led by the Prosecutor of the Court of First Instance N'zérékoré was opened. The investigation should determine the circumstances of the killings.

              On Tuesday, members of the administrative delegation came to womey to educate citizens about the Ebola virus have been taken to task. Part of the delegation including the governor of the city of N'zérékoré had reached out clashes. By against journalists and doctors who were in the delegation had been held hostage. At last count, six people suspected of involvement in the killings were arrested. We will return.

              Alpha Oumar Diallo Aminata com

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              • #8
                Re: Ebola Aid workers attacked-8 dead

                Wome - The lifeless body found in a well
                New elements have been recently registered in the case of violence that occurred in the town of Wome, in the prefecture of Nzerekore! Some bodies have just been found in the community, located about fifty kilometers from the capital of the prefecture of Nzerekore.

                The government delegation composed of the Minister of Health, the physician Colonel Remy Lamah and his counterpart in the communication Alhousseine Makanera, accompanied by a military contingent, was finally able to access Wome. Reportedly, a body was found at the entrance of the village.

                When we put this dispatch line (4:15 p.m. GMT), the bodies of some victims of the violence of last Tuesday, were being removed from a well located inside the village.

                Already, a source present at the scene told our editorial arrested six people. These local residents Womé are suspected of involvement in the violence that claimed the lives of several people.http://www.actu224.com/wome-corps-vie-retrouves-puits/
                CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

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                • #9
                  Re: Ebola Aid workers attacked-8 dead

                  September 18, 2014, 6:11 p.m. Posted By Guilana Fidel Momou Spot News, The One, 1190 News 0
                  N'Zérékoré: A government delegation arrived in Wome

                  We announced the inaccessibility of the Sub-Prefecture Wome where people had set up roadblocks with tree trunks to prevent access to sites civilian and military authorities after the violence that glazed session awareness of the disease Ebola.



                  The government delegation led by the Minister of Health, Col. Remy Lamah (left in photo) has finally arrived this afternoon in Wome, has-been learned.



                  A colleague that we could join 17h confirmed this information. However, he denies the presence in the hospital N'Zérékoré body from Wome, as did believe the rumors. "The hospital is very close and I wonder how the bodies could leave for Wome N'Zérékoré while access to this place was impossible.



                  The facts will be known only after the return of the government delegation whose members are yet unreachable.



                  A N'Zérékoré, rural radio and radio Zaly Fm, whose reporters are still no new states, no longer broadcast from Thursday morning because of the shock that frape both stations.http://guineenews.org/nzerekore-une-...medium=twitter
                  CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ebola Aid workers attacked-8 dead

                    A reporter managed to escape two days after the kidnapping of six people Wamey during a mission outreach in southern Guinea.http://actudirect.com/guinee/ebola-5...pee-en-guinee/
                    CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ebola Aid workers attacked-8 dead

                      Ebola outbreak: Health team 'found dead' in Guinea


                      Ebola outbreak: Health team 'found dead' in Guinea


                      Officials in Guinea searching for a team of health workers and journalists who went missing while trying to raise awareness of Ebola have found several bodies.
                      A spokesman for Guinea's government said the bodies included those of three journalists in the team.
                      They went missing after being attacked on Tuesday in a village near the southern city of Nzerekore.
                      More than 2,600 people have now died from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
                      It is the world's worst outbreak of the deadly disease, with officials warning that more than 20,000 people could ultimately be infected.

                      Last month, riots erupted in the area of Guinea where the health team went missing - near where the outbreak was first recorded - after rumours that medics who were disinfecting a market were contaminating people.
                      The three doctors and three journalists went missing on Tuesday after residents in the village of Wome pelted them with stones as they visited the village.
                      One of the journalists managed to escape and told reporters that she could hear the villagers looking for them while she was hiding.
                      The governor of Nzerekore told the BBC that the group were being held captive but on Thursday night a government spokesman said several bodies had been found.
                      He said the eight bodies found included those of three journalists, but it is unclear who the other victims are.
                      A government delegation, including the health minister and the communications minister, had been dispatched to the region but the BBC's Makeme Bamba, in the Guinean capital Conakry, said they were unable to reach the village by road because a main bridge had been blocked.
                      There have been many reports of people in the region saying they do not believe Ebola exists, or refusing to co-operate with health authorities, fearing that a diagnosis means certain death...... http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29256443
                      CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

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                      • #12
                        Re: Guinea - Tense atmosphere in Nzérékoré - Attacks on aid workers for the prevention of Ebola - 8 found dead

                        Thu, Sep 18 17:02 PM EDT
                        CONAKRY (Reuters) - Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
                        "The eight bodies were found in the village latrine. Three of them had their throats slit," Damantang Albert Camara told Reuters.
                        (Reporting by Saliou Samb; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Robin Pomeroy) http://mobile.reuters.com/article/id...40918?irpc=932
                        CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

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                        • #13
                          Re: Guinea - Tense atmosphere in Nzérékoré - Attacks on aid workers for the prevention of Ebola - 8 found dead

                          Translation Google

                          Ebola / Guinea: 7 people killed by villagers during a mission awareness

                          By lefigaro.fr with AFP
                          Updated 18/09/2014 at 23:22
                          Published on 09/18/2014 at 22:44

                          Seven local officials and Guinean journalists reported missing after clashes on Tuesday during an awareness campaign in the Ebola outbreak in the south of the country, the most affected region, were found dead, killed by villagers, announced today the government. Seven bodies were found in the village of Wome, where most of the inhabitants fled, nearly N'Zérékoré second largest city in Guinea, in the forest region, said on the radio the minister of Communication Alhoussein Kake Makanéra, who was on site.

                          The bodies exhumed from a septic tank of the primary school, are those of "members of the governorate delegation who went Tuesday educate people on how to behave during this period of risks related to Ebola epidemic" , said the spokesman of the government Damantang Albert Camara. "It's really sad and it's hard to believe, but they were killed in cold blood by the villagers of Womé" he added, , assuring that the government would do "everything in its power to stop and bring the perpetrators before courts. "Lamenting "innocent victims," ​​Mr. Camara said that among them were local health officials, and radio journalists.

                          At least five people were reported missing since the clashes that left 21 injured Tuesday in Wome, according to local authorities. "The villagers violently attacked (Tuesday) with stones and sticks the delegation led by the governor, Lancei Condé, leaving at least 21 injured," stated Lieutenant Richard Haba, the local gendarmerie. The Government sent Wednesday night a delegation led by the Minister of Health, the Medical Colonel Remy Lamah, to restore calm to Womé, where villagers had erected barricades, "cut down trees to stop traffic and even broke a bridge, "said a security official. Protesters suspected members of the outreach team for coming to kill them because they think Ebola is an invention of the whites to kill blacks, "explained Lt. Haba.

                          The governor of N'zérékoré denounced on local radio "people lurking in the shadows manipulating the populations under the pretext that Ebola is an invention of the Whites." "Ebola is a very dangerous disease, but those who believe that Ebola does not exist are more dangerous than the disease itself," he added. The fight against Ebola, a disease with high mortality rates, against which there is no specific treatment and so far unknown in this part of Africa has faced reactions of denial, sometimes violent, of people in affected countries. At least 55 people were injured late August in N'zérékoré, and a curfew was imposed in the city following clashes between protesters and security forces. Traders were protesting against a health team that arrived, according to them, spraying disinfectant in their market without notice.
                          ...
                          http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/20...bilisation.php
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                          -Nelson Mandela

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                          • #14
                            Ebola outbreak: Guinea health team killed

                            Nine members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say.

                            Some of the bodies - of health workers, local officials and journalists - were found in a septic tank in a village school near the city of Nzerekore.

                            Correspondents say many villagers are suspicious of official attempts to combat the disease.

                            ...

                            The team disappeared after being pelted with stones by residents when they arrived in the village of Wome - in southern Guinea, where the Ebola outbreak was first recorded.

                            A journalist who managed to escape told reporters that she could hear villagers looking for them while she was hiding.

                            A government delegation, led by the health minister, had been dispatched to the region but they were unable to reach the village by road because a main bridge had been blocked.

                            'Killed in cold blood'
                            On Thursday night, government spokesman Albert Damantang Camara said the victims had been "killed in cold blood by the villagers".

                            The bodies showed signs of being attacked with machetes and clubs, officials say.

                            Seven bodies were found in the septic tank and two more in the bush.

                            Six people have been arrested and the village is now reportedly deserted.

                            The motive for the killings has not been confirmed, but the BBC's Makeme Bamba in Guinea's capital, Conakry, says many villagers accuse the health workers of spreading the disease.

                            Others still do not believe that the disease exists.

                            http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29256443
                            "We are in this breathing space before it happens. We do not know how long that breathing space is going to be. But, if we are not all organizing ourselves to get ready and to take action to prepare for a pandemic, then we are squandering an opportunity for our human security"- Dr. David Nabarro

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ebola outbreak: Guinea health team killed

                              By Abby Phillip September 18 at 6:06 PM

                              The bodies of eight people, including several health workers and three journalists, have been found days after they were attacked while distributing information about Ebola in a Guinean village near the city of Nzerekore, according to Reuters.

                              "The eight bodies were found in the village latrine," Albert Damantang Camara, a spokesman for Guinea's government, told Reuters on Thursday. "Three of them had their throats slit."

                              When the delegation arrived on Tuesday to do disinfection work and educate people about preventing Ebola, angry and fearful residents began throwing rocks and beating people in the group with clubs according to the Los Angeles Times, which cited Guinean radio reports. The delegation, which included one local politician, fled into the bush to escape the attackers.
                              ...

                              On Thursday, the bodies were found in the septic tank of a primary school in the village, according to Camara. They had been "killed in cold blood by the villagers," he added, according to the BBC.

                              ...

                              The attack occurred in an area near where riots broke out last month because people feared that workers disinfecting a market were contaminating people, according to the BBC.

                              Guinean radio reported that the attack came after the group tried to spray disinfectant to prevent the virus from spreading in public places, the LA Times reported.

                              Earlier, the governor of Nzerekore told the BBC that he believed the group was being held captive. A government delegation had been sent to the Wome (Wamey) village but was unable to gain access because the main bridge leading to the town was destroyed to prevent authorities from reaching it...

                              http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t...were-attacked/
                              "We are in this breathing space before it happens. We do not know how long that breathing space is going to be. But, if we are not all organizing ourselves to get ready and to take action to prepare for a pandemic, then we are squandering an opportunity for our human security"- Dr. David Nabarro

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