(NDTV) — Conakry, Guinea: Guinea said on Monday a cooler carrying a stolen blood sample infected with the deadly Ebola virus, stolen en route to a test centre, was unlikely ever to be found.
A gang of robbers held up a taxi last week near the town of Kissidougou which was transporting the sample from central Kankan prefecture to southern Gueckedou, around 265 kilometres (165 miles) away.
"We are confident of not being able to find this cooler. With the media attention around the case, we are confident that the bandits would have got rid of it," said Fode Tass Sylla, spokesman for the government's Ebola response unit.
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