Deadly Ebola virus re-emerges in Guinea

Guinea was declared free of the disease, months ago

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A woman has her temperature taken as part of Ebola prevention, prior to entering the Macauley government hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville)

Two people have tested positive for Ebola in Guinea, months after the country was declared free of the deadly virus.

Both patients are from the same village, Koropara, where three people from the same family have died in the past few weeks, suffering from suspected symptoms.

A Government spokesman says the area has been locked down and vaccines have been taken to the zone to avoid new infections.