CONAKRY - Guinea has received confirmation that an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever that has killed 34 people since it was first reported last month, and may have spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone, is Ebola, a government spokesman said on Saturday.

"It is indeed Ebola fever. A laboratory in Lyon (France) confirmed the information," Damantang Albert Camara told Reuters, updating the death toll, which had previously stood at 29.

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