Ebola Denial Still A 'Huge Problem,' Despite Few New Cases In Guinea

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The number of new Ebola cases in Guinea is dropping steadily. According to the World Health Organization, there were a total of 20 confirmed cases this week, down from 45 last week, the lowest number since August of last year.

The government is shooting for zero Ebola cases by mid-March, and schools are back in session for the first time since July of last year.

Still, NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that there are still pockets of resistance and denial in Guinea where people are performing unsafe burials one year into the outbreak.


This segment aired on January 23, 2015.


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