An outbreak of Ebola that has already killed 70 people prompted Senegal to close its border with Guinea on Saturday in hopes of preventing the deadly virus from spreading.
Senegal officials closed the border, as well as a popular market that attracts people from the neighboring countries, according to the Associated Press.
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Most of the cases were reported in the southern portion of Guinea, a country in west Africa.
While outbreaks are not entirely uncommon in certain parts of Africa, confirmation that the virus had spread to Guinea’s capital city of Conakry caused serious alarm, Reuters reported. Authorities said those infected had been put into quarantine. Read more…