Tuesday, July 23, 2019

16 test positive to Ebola in Guinea

16 test positive to Ebola in Guinea
July 09
14:43 2015

The Guinea National Ebola Coordination Centre has confirmed that 16 out of the 22 people hospitalised presently in the treatment centres have tested positive to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

According to Dr. Sakoba Kéïta, head of the Ebola Coordination Committee, who said the epicentres of the Ebola disease remained in Conakry, the activities in several localities and the involvement of youths in anti-Ebola committees, contributed largely to the reduction of new cases.

Keita expressed the determination of the government to eradicate the deadly disease, which has left 2,000 dead out of 3,000 reported cases.

Guinea has agreed to distribute food and money to the families suspected or affected by the Ebola disease during the 21 days of quarantine.

The World Health Organisation said Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which were the worst hit by EVD, reported thousands dead.
The three countries have increased their meetings recently within the framework of the Mano River Union, a common entity to make common decisions in the perspective to eradicate Ebola.

The Guinean government has taken several measures aimed at the eradication of the disease. However, those measures have not achieved the desired results due to the stubbornness of populations in several regions where medical teams were banned from operating, such as the Low Guinea region, where local populations attacked, injured or killed medical staff deployed on the ground because they claimed they did not believe in the existence of the disease.

President Alpha Condé left Conakry on Tuesday for New York, with his counterparts Dr Ernest Baï Koroma of Sierra Leone and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia to meet with development partners.

They discussed the ways and means to revive the economy of the three countries, estimated at 8$ billion. The Guinean national health authorities recently limited entry to the two main hospitals of the capital Donka and Ignace Deen, where security has been bolstered.


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