Four people have died from the Ebola virus Guinea The Minister of Health said, Saturday, in the first outbreak of the disease in five years.
Remy Lamah told AFP that officials were “really concerned” about the deaths, the first since the outbreak of the 2013-16 epidemic – which began in Guinea – that left 11,300 people dead across the region.
One of the most recent victims in Guinea was a nurse who fell ill in late January and was buried February 1, in the National Health Security chief Sakuba Keita told local media. He said, “Among those who participated in the burial, eight people showed symptoms: diarrhea, vomiting, and bleeding.” Three of them died and four others were in hospital.
The four deaths from Ebola He said the hemorrhagic fever occurred in the southeastern region of Nazrikor.
Keita also told local media that one of the patients “escaped” but was found and taken to hospital in the capital, Conakry. He confirmed the remarks to AFP, without going into further details.
The World Health Organization has been monitoring every new outbreak since 2016 with great concern, and is addressing the most recent One in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) as an international health emergency.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has faced several outbreaks of the disease, with the World Health Organization on Thursday confirming a resurgence three months after authorities announced the end of the country’s latest outbreak.
The country declared the end of the six-month epidemic in November. This was the country’s eleventh outbreak of Ebola, killing 55 people out of 130 cases.
The widespread availability of vaccines, which have been given to more than 40,000 people, has helped reduce the disease.
The Gavi Vaccine Alliance said in January that outbreaks in 2013 and 2016 had accelerated the development of an Ebola vaccine, with a global emergency stockpile of 500,000 doses planned to quickly respond to future outbreaks.