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Ebola remains in Guinea, where the outbreak began

After killing more than 11,000 people, West Africa's Ebola outbreak is down to a handful of cases. They are all in Guinea where the disease first emerged nearly two years ago and where health workers battle community resistance in their bid to extinguish the disease.

New cases that cropped up in the Forecariah district "have taken us all by surprise," said Guinea's Minister of Health Col. Remy Lama, adding that the district had been free of the disease for nearly 40 days.

Guinea's battle against Ebola is hampered by residents who have abandoned preventive measures that help halt the spread of the virus, said Guinea task force spokesman Fode Tass Sylla. People shake...