Guinea Scrambles to Shut Down False Vaccination Rumor

In Guinea, the government is trying to stem growing panic over false rumors that the Red Cross will begin administering an Ebola vaccine to schoolchildren, which has led some parents to take their children out of school and angry youth to attack health workers.

The Guinean government said there are no plans for the Red Cross or anyone else to launch an Ebola vaccination campaign in schools.

Health Minister Colonel Remy Lamah told VOA the rumors were “baseless” and were started by people who wanted to sabotage the fight against Ebola. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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