Conakry (AFP) – In Guinea, the authorities of this West African country say that four people have died after the new Ebola epidemic.
A special representative of the Ministry of Health in Conakry said on Sunday that a total of seven cases of dangerous viral diseases have been reported. The town of Nazrikor, in the south-east of the country, was damaged.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has not yet confirmed a recurrence of Ebola infection in Guinea. “We are extremely concerned about reports of four suspected Ebola deaths in Guinea,” Machidiso Moeti, WHO director for Africa, wrote on Twitter. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote that confirmatory testing is underway.
Ebola infection usually causes a high temperature and internal bleeding and is often fatal. The latest outbreak in West Africa recorded 28,000 cases and 11,310 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone between 2014 and 2016. An outbreak of the Ebola virus was announced last June in eastern Congo, which has lasted nearly two years and left 2,299 dead. a new case was registered there in early February.
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