Ebola Outbreak Thieves Steal Infected Blood In Guinea

The robbers waylaid a vehicle which was transporting
test tubes containing blood to a test site in Gueckedou
from Kankan prefecture in central Guinea.
Thieves in Guinea have stolen blood samples believed
to contain Ebola during a roadside robbery, officials
said Friday, November 21.
The robbers waylaid a vehicle which was transporting
test tubes containing blood to a test site in Gueckedou
from Kankan prefecture in central Guinea.
The Press Officer of the Guinea Red Cross, Faya
Etienne Tolno stated that the blood samples had been
taken from a suspected Ebola patient on Wednesday,
November 19.
Health officials have appealed to the thieves to return
the potentially dangerous blood samples.
Ebola has claimed 5,420 lives this year » and is
spread primarily by contact with infected body fluids
such as blood, semen and vomit.

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