Teams quarantine victims in Guinea Ebola outbreak

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health workers in protective suits have set up isolation centers in a remote corner of West Africa where the deadly Ebola virus already has killed 59 people.

Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders, says it's trying to contain the outbreak by setting up two such quarantine sites in southern Guinea.

The aid group said it also was sending mobile teams into the surrounding countryside Tuesday in search of people who may have been infected.

The first outbreak of the Ebola virus in 20 years in this part of West Africa has raised alarm in neighboring countries as well.

Across the border in Liberia, officials are investigating five deaths suspected of having links to the Guinea outbreak of the deadly virus that causes severe bleeding in its victims.

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