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Guinea confirms Ebola as source of deadly epidemic

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Guinea identified the Ebola virus Saturday as the source of a highly contagious epidemic raging through its southern forests, as the death toll rose to 59.  

A patient affected by the deadly Ebola virus is carried on a stretcher at the Kikwit hospital, southeast of the Congolese capital Kinshasa on May 14, 1995

Experts in the west African nation had been unable to identify the disease, whose symptoms -- diarrhoea, vomiting and bleeding -- were first observed six weeks ago, but scientists studying samples in the French city of Lyon confirmed it was Ebola, the Guinean health ministry said.

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