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Some Air France Crews Won't Fly to Ebola-Hit Nations

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:44:27 +0000

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- Some Air France crews won't fly to Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria -- the African nations hit hardest by the deadly Ebola virus.

According to AFP, while some of Air France's employees have refused to fly to these countries, all of the airline's flights have had their usual number of crew members onboard.

The Ebola outbreak is already the deadliest on record and has shown no signs of slowing. About 42.5 percent of Ebola deaths since the virus was discovered in 1976 have occurred since March 2014, according to the World Health Organization.

According to data released by the WHO, as of Saturday, in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, there have been 2,240 cases of Ebola and 1,229 Ebola-related deaths.


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