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Liberia confirms spread of 'unprecedented' Ebola epidemic

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Aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said Monday an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing dozens in Guinea was an "unprecedented epidemic" as Liberia confirmed its first cases of the deadly contagion. 

This screengrab taken from images released by the medical humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) shows employees wearing protective gear entering a medical tent in the southern Guinean town of Gueckedou

Guinea's health ministry this year has reported 122 "suspicious cases" of viral haemorrhagic fever, including 78 deaths, with 22 of the samples taken from patients testing positive for the highly contagious tropical pathogen.

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