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