Medicine | Ebola so far hasn’t hit tiny Guinea-Bissau, but the disease could spread there like wildfire
by Mary Jackson
Posted 9/19/14, 01:00 am
As Maritza Alvarez-Romero, 62, heads back to Guinea-Bissau, a small West African country nestled between Guinea and Senegal, she’s nervous. Like most in West Africa, she has watched as the deadly Ebola virus has spread. The hemorrhagic fever, passed through contact with bodily fluids, has killed more than 2,000 people since it appeared in Guinea last March. It has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and most recently, Senegal.