The Ebola virus infection which left Guinea in Deember 2015 is back; since March 17 2016 five people have died from the disease prompting Liberia to close its borders with the country.

Four of the five persons were members of the same family while the fifth was from a village about 200 kilometres away.

Health officials in Guinea are currently tracking 816 persons who made contacts with the five dead people.

Ebola first came to West Africa in Decenmber 2014, affected about 28000 people with about 11800 deaths; Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were most hit during that pandemic.

Health systems in West Africa like in all other developing regions of the world are extremely weak and ill placed tofight epidemics/pandemics

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