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Old 03-23-2016, 02:30 PM   #1
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At least 5 dead in Guinea Ebola flare-up: health officials

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Conakry (AFP) - Ebola has likely killed five people in Guinea after re-emerging in the country's south, health authorities said Tuesday, as Liberia announced it was closing their shared border to guard against the spread of the virus.

"Since the re-emergence of the disease, we have recorded five deaths, three probable and two confirmed," said Fode Tass Sylla, spokesman for Guinea's Ebola response unit.

Hours later, Liberia's information minister said its northern border with Guinea was closed "as a precautionary measure due to the new outbreak of Ebola," with all the new cases recorded close to Liberian territory.

Guinea was declared free of Ebola transmission at the end of last year, though a significant number of deaths are believed to have gone unreported and "flare-ups" relating to the persistence of the virus in survivors' bodies pose ongoing challenges.

The three probable deaths were people who were buried before they could be tested, Sylla said, adding that 961 people may have come into contact with the victims and would now undergo monitoring.

Ebola was suspected in the case of a married couple who died in the rural southern village of Koropara, the wife in late February and the husband in early March, authorities had said last week.

This was followed by the deaths of a second wife of the same man and an eight-year-old girl, thought to be his daughter. The youngster died at an Ebola treatment centre after health officials were alerted to the presence of the disease.

In addition, a man who tested positive for Ebola in the city of Nzerekore died on Monday, Sylla said.

The Alliance For International Medical Action, which reopened its Ebola clinic in southern Guinea on Friday to treat the eight-year-old, told AFP it is still caring for her mother -- believed to be the Koropara man's third wife -- who has also tested positive for the virus.
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:35 PM   #2
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Another cheap prediction from me. Until/unless, people really get on board with the safest practices, until medical clinics have staff with at least rudimentary training, (I'm excluding the NGOs & charities from this), Ebola is NOT going away from West Africa. If anything, I think we're past the point of eliminating it there.

I also have a hunch we're soon to see another outbreak in its usual stomping grounds.
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:37 PM   #3
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Always bad news...

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Villagers flee as Guinea logs fifth death in new Ebola outbreak; Liberia shuts border

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CONAKRY/MONROVIA – A fifth person has died of Ebola in southeast Guinea since March 17, a health official told Reuters on Tuesday, raising concerns that a recent flare-up of the deadly virus could spread.

The latest case was detected in Macenta prefecture, about 200 km from the village of Korokpara, where the four other recent Ebola-related deaths occurred, said Fode Sylla Tass, spokesman for National Coordination of the Fight against Ebola in Guinea.

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It was not immediately clear how the people from Korokpara had contracted the disease but the area had previously resisted efforts to fight the illness in the initial epidemic.

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In Makoidou, news of the latest test was met with panic.

“When the villagers realized that the test conducted by our health teams on the man were positive, they all fled into the bush,” Tass said.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:43 AM   #4
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Article says Liberia, but it's reporting on the Guinea cases.

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Liberia: 11 Children Infected With Ebola

28 MARCH 2016
The NEWS (Monrovia)


The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has launched an emergency in southern Guinea following information that 11 suspected cases of children infected with Ebola virus have been reported, three of whom have already died.

In an effort to prevent the severe, often-fatal disease from spreading further, UNICEF has reportedly rushed in to deliver much needed health supplies to the most affected areas, a report posted on the organization's website stated. The latest information is being exacerbated by the death of the fifth Ebola patient last Tuesday in Southeast Guinea, which has triggered concerns of possible spread of the virus' recent flare-up.

The recent flare-up prompted the Liberian Government to shut its borders with Guinea following reports that the latest Ebola outbreak could made its way across the borders. The newest death of the fifth Ebola patient was reported in the Macenta prefecture, which is approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the community of Koropara, where the four earlier mortalities were detected. How the four people contracted the virus remains unclear, but it is worthy to note that Koropara refused the efforts of battling the onset of Ebola.
http://allafrica.com/stories/201603280588.html
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One known Ebola case left in Guinea after girl's discharge

April 14, 2016

A dedicated Ebola clinic was treating Guinea's only known case of the virus on Thursday after the recovery of a girl diagnosed with the disease, the charity running the facility said.

The Alliance For International Medical Action (ALIMA) runs the country's sole treatment centre in the southern city of Nzerekore, where it has handled six of the 10 confirmed cases recorded since the outbreak was officially declared over in December.

"(Of) six confirmed cases, four have died, one was discharged after recovery and the sixth is still here," said ALIMA emergency co-ordinator Solenne Barbe.

Barbe attributed the high mortality rate to the fact that the recent patients arrived too late to be treated with a good chance of survival.

The newest confirmed case is an elderly man from Macenta prefecture to the north of Nzerekore, she said, thought to be a healer visited by one of the dead while still alive and infected with the virus.
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-0...nea-girl.html?
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