Guinea battles to contain Ebola as Senegal closes its border http://news.yahoo.com/guinea-races-contain-spreading-deadly-ebola-epidemic-013845200.html Conakry (AFP) - Guinea is racing to contain a deadly Ebola epidemic spreading from its southern forests to the capital Conakry, as neighbouring Senegal closes its border. The European Union pledged 500,000 euros ($690,000) to fight the contagion, while the Senegalese interior ministry said border crossings to Guinea would be closed "until further notice". First time Ebola has been seen in West Africa as it occurs in Central Africa. The virus was first identified in Northern Congo (than Zaire). Ebola is a very gruesome and deadly disease.