EBOLA – bush meat is essential in many communities

In a report from Conakry, capital of Guinea, dated 1 August the United Nations IRIN News Agency reports that medical teams struggling to curb Ebola in West Africa have been discouraging bush meat consumption, believed to have caused the outbreak, but some rural communities dependent on the meat for protein are determined to continue their traditional hunting practices.

Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and latterly Nigeria are reporting increasing numbers of cases and it is believed in some quarters that the figures are much higher than authorities either know or are willing to admit to.

Read the complete IRIN Report here.