MOSCOW, August 22 (RIA Novosti) - Senegal has closed the land border with Guinea, fearing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, Agence France-Presse reported, citing the Interior Ministry of the West African state.
In a statement, the ministry also noted that the sea and air borders of Senegal will be closed to vessels and aircraft from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These countries are the most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The total number of deaths from virus in the region has reached 1,350 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday
Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a deadly disease transmitted through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of the infected. There is no licensed treatment or vaccine for the Ebola virus yet, which has a case fatality rate of up to 90 percent.