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Guinea bans bat eating

Guinea has banned the sale and consumption of bats to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, its health minister has said. Bats, a local delicacy, appear to be the ‘main agents’ for the Ebola outbreak in the south. Sixty-two people have now been killed by the virus in Guinea, with suspected cases reported in neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone.

[link url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26735118] Full BBC News report[/link]

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