Return of Ebola in Guinea was “expected”, says WHO

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A treatment centre for Ebola victims run by the World Health Organization, which says it is working with authorities in Guinea to bring cases down to zero. Photo: WHO/Christopher Black

Two new cases of Ebola have been identified in Guinea, bringing to an end a two-week period without any fresh infections in west Africa, the UN health agency announced Friday.

World Health Organization (WHO) said the development was expected, and that there are still up to 150 so-called "high risk" contacts requiring monitoring in the country.

The latest Ebola infections turned up in the town of Forecariah and the capital, Conakry, as WHO's Dr Margaret Harris told Daniel Johnson.

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