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Guinea seeks to stem spread of deadly Ebola virus in capital

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CONAKRY - Authorities in Guinea scrambled on Friday to halt the spread of Ebola in the capital Conakry, after the death toll linked to an outbreak of the deadly virus in the West African country hit 66.

Officials said on Thursday that five cases of Ebola had been detected in Conakry, a city of more than 2 million people, some 300 km from the previous infections in the remote southeast. One elderly man died and four male relatives were quarantined.

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