Ebola Health-Care Workers Attacked in Guinea as Death Toll Rises

A mob attacked health-care workers looking for someone suspected of having Ebola in the city of Kamsar as the death toll from the disease in the West African country increased.

While no one was wounded during the violence, vehicles were hit by projectiles and a police station was damaged, Sakoba Keita, head of Guinea’s National Coordination for the Fight Against Ebola, told reporters in Conakry on Saturday. The death toll from Ebola rose to 2,426 as of May 28, the organization said in a statement handed to reporters. That compares with 2,418 on May 23.

Negotiations with local authorities were held to ensure healthcare workers could resume monitoring about 200 people in the city, Keita said. Kamsar is about 300 kilometers (186 miles) northwest of Conakry, the capital.

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