Healers hinder Senegal’s Ebola fight

Local preference for traditional healers and herbalists hindering work of health workers fighting deadly outbreak.

As the Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa, Senegal’s doctors are taking steps to protect its border with Guinea.

But there health services are limited and many rely on traditional healers for protection.

Local preference for herbalists is hindering the work of health workers.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from the Senegalese border town of Kedougou near Guinea.

Source: Al Jazeera

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