Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with a suspected Ebola outbreak in Conakry, Guinea. Picture: Saliou Samb

Monrovia - Five patients have died in Liberia of suspected Ebola fever, the government said on Monday, as neighbouring Guinea battled an outbreak of the virus which has killed dozens.

“As of this morning six cases have been reported of which five have already died Ä four female adults and one male child. One of the suspected cases, a female child, is under treatment,” Health Minister Walter Gwenigale said in a statement