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World How Guinea has defeated a new Ebola Epidemic

08:20  19 june  2021
08:20  19 june  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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An epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Guinea from 2013 to 2016 represents the first ever outbreak of Ebola in a West African country. Previous outbreaks have been confined to several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Guinea declared a new Ebola outbreak on Sunday when tests came back positive for the virus after three people died and four fell ill in the southeast - the first resurgence of the disease there since the world’s worst outbreak in 2013-2016. The patients fell ill with diarrhoea, vomiting and bleeding after the last, large scale epidemic of Ebola killed four or five Americans… total. what little WE know? that, so far, two victims are reported to have died in the last couple of days (Feb. 15, 2021). that local & Guinean Health Authorities, supported by WHO & UN medical responders are feverishly working too

Message de prévention autour du virus Ebola à Conakry en Guinée, le 26 octobre 2014. © Reuters / Michelle Nichols Prevention Message around the Ebola Virus in Conakry, Guinea, October 26, 2014.

This Saturday, Guinea organizes a ceremony in the region of Nzerekore. It is a question of celebrating the official end of the Ebola epidemic, 46 days after the second negative test of the last patient affected by the virus.

The balance sheet, 23 recorded cases including 12 deaths and healing, is much less heavy than in the previous epidemic between 2014 and 2016, which had made 11,000 deaths. This time, Guinea has been able to extinguish the outbreak of the Ebola virus in less than four months.

is that the country has learned a lot from the previous epidemic, and has benefited from new remedies and vaccines, explains Guinean Minister of Health, Dr. Rémy Lamah.

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