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    Vigilante `border guards` keeping Ebola out of Senegal

    Dialadiang: A dozen Guineans await deportation at a Senegalese frontier police post, stopped in their tracks by the foot soldiers of an informal battalion of villagers at the forefront of a fight to keep Ebola out.

    These new vigilante "border guards" are becoming an increasingly common sight since a Guinean student brought the deadly epidemic raging across west Africa into Senegal just before the border closed on August 21.

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    In the capital Dakar, some 600 kilometres (370 miles) away, the fear of Ebola is palpable.

    A mob tried to get into a Dakar hospital to attack the young Guinean Ebola patient last week but were repelled by security forces, according to Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck.
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    http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/...l_1465861.html
    "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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