How superstition may thwart Ebola’s eradication in Guinea

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The Rev. Moise Mamy, pictured with his wife, Nowei, was a member of the Water of Life Ebola awareness team, a relief wing of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Moise was killed, along with seven other missionaries, by villagers in southern Guinea. Photo courtesy of Christian and Missionary Alliance

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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In remote villages of Guinea, Ebola eradication efforts are viewed suspiciously as Western propaganda and distribution of chlorine-based products are rejected as an attempt to destroy the villages.