Why the World Health Organization is taking the ebola outbreak in Guinea ‘very seriously’

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West Africa’s lush tropical rain forests host one of the deadliest viruses on earth — ebola. A fast-moving ebola outbreak originating in a border region in southeastern Guinea has already taken at least 83 lives. In recent days, the virus has shown up in neighboring Liberia, and in Guinea’s capital, Conakry. Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesman for the WHO in Conakry, says there’s evidence that the virus has spread from infected individuals to health care providers.

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Why the World Health Organization is taking the ebola outbreak in Guinea ‘very seriously’