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An outbreak of Ebola has killed over 6o people in southern Guinea, government officials say.Scores of cases have been recorded since the outbreak began early last month.

“It is indeed Ebola fever. A laboratory in Lyon (France) confirmed the information,” an official in Guinea told the Reuters news agency.

Ebola Outbreak

Ebola Hemmorhagic Fever has previously appeared in the African countries of Uganda, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Gabon, the epidemic which began on February 9 is the first time the Ebola virus has been detected in Guinea.