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Senegal moves to prevent Ebola spread

Staff at hospitals and airports will get specialised clothing as neighbouring Guinea battles Ebola outbreak.

Last updated: 02 Apr 2014 05:14
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Senegal's Minister of Health Awa Marie Coll-Seck has announced her plan to prevent the spread of Ebola into the country. 

Measures include the setting-up of a 24-hour crisis centre and providing specialised medical clothing for workers at hospitals and airports.

The Senegalese government has already closed its borders with Guinea, where more than 70 people have been killed by the virus.

However, despite attempts to reassure the population, paranoia about the illness persists with some reluctant to shake hands and limiting contact with others.

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from the capital, Dakar.

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