The spread of Ebola in Guinea


An Ebola outbreak has been declared in Guinea as three people have succumbed to the disease and four others have seriously fallen ill from the virus. The victims were vomiting, having diarrhoea and bleeding after they attended a burial near the Liberian border. The Ministry of Health said,” Faced with this situation and in accordance with international health regulations, the Guinean government declares an Ebola epidemic”.

Official are being concerned as the last time the pandemic was in West Africa it claimed 11,300 lives. Health workers are making efforts to isolate people who have been infected or are suspected of being infected. A second test is being done to confirm the spread of the virus.

Guinea has acquired vaccines through the World Health Organization.WHO Regional Director Dr Matsidiso Moeti said that the virus’s resurgence is a ‘huge concern”.She said,” Health teams in Guinea are on the move to quickly trace the virus’s path and curb other infections”.It is not yet clear how people have come into contact with the virus.

People in Liberia are now living in fear. The president has put tight measures to help prevent the county from registering any Ebola case.WHO confirmed DRC cases after the country had declared an end to the outbreak after three months of the virus being present in the country.

Vaccines have been restocked in most West African countries. The West which has suffered from the disease from 2013-2016 came up with developments that have helped curb the disease as 500,000 doses were stocked for future outbreaks.

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