Ebola Denial Still A 'Huge Problem,' Despite Few New Cases In Guinea
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.
- Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, correspondent in Africa for NPR. She tweets @ofeibeaq.
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