In this photo taken Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, health workers, center rear, screen people for the deadly Ebola virus before entering the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, 300 kilometers, (186 miles) from the capital city of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Over the decades, Ebola cases have been confirmed in 10 African countries, including Congo where the disease was first reported in 1976.
In this photo taken Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, health workers, center rear, screen people for the deadly Ebola virus before entering the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, 300 kilometers, (186 miles) from the capital city of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Over the decades, Ebola cases have been confirmed in 10 African countries, including Congo where the disease was first reported in 1976. AP Photo - Michael Duff

Borders begin closing as Ebola outbreak gains momentum

BORDERS were finally shut down between Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia on Sunday, after the World Health Organisation labelled the Ebola outbreak an international emergency.

Guinea, believed to be the source of the latest Ebola outbreak, now with more than 500 victims, shut its borders between its West African neighbours.

The belated clamp down followed the WHO said it now posed an international health risk, as Australian border authorities remain on high alert for potential incoming visitors with the disease.


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