Hundreds vaccinated amid Ebola flare-up in Guinea, Liberia

A teacher prepares water for hand-washing in Guinea, which has just seen its first flare-up of Ebola since the original outbreak was declared over at the end of 2015. Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

More than 800 people have been vaccinated in Guinea using an experimental Ebola jab to deal with the first flare-up of the deadly disease there since the original outbreak was declared over in December last year.

The World Health Organization (WHO) which announced the news, also said on Friday that the disease has returned to Liberia for the third time, after lab tests confirmed that a 30-year-old woman had died from Ebola.

WHO’s Tarik Jasarevic told Daniel Johnson that a return of the disease was to be expected.

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