Riots have broken out in Guinea as people react to rumours that officials have deliberately been infecting locals with the Ebola virus.
Several people were injured as a crowd of young men armed with clubs and knives set up barricades across the southern city of Nzerekore, threatening to attack the hospital. Gunshots were fired as security forces moved in to restore order.
President of the Guinean Red Cross, Youssouf Traore, said local Red Cross workers had fled to a nearly military camp with their medical equipment.
A rumour, which was totally false, spread that we had sprayed the market in order to transmit the virus to locals.
People revolted and resorted to violence, prompting soldiers to intervene.
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