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Ebola Virus Outbreak Kills 59 in Guinea, Closes in on Conakry

Written by Rakotomalala On 24 March 2014 @ 17:52 pm | No Comments

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Ebola virus virion via wikimedia Commons -  Public Health Image Library, #10816- public domain [1]

Ebola virus virion via wikimedia Commons – Public Health Image Library, #10816- public domain

An Ebola outbreak killed at least 59 people in Guinea and a few suspected cases near the Capital Conakry suggest that it may have spread to the Guinean capital. Barbara Krief provides the latest updates [2] [fr]:

Au moins huit agents de santé ont été tués à ce jour. En collaboration avec le ministère guinéen de la Santé, l'Unicef a rapidement livré dans les zones les plus affectées cinq tonnes de médicaments et d'équipements médicaux tels que des gants, nattes plastiques, couvertures, protège-nez, et des solutions de réhydratation orale et intraveineuse pour protéger le personnel médical et traiter les malades

At least eight health workers have been killed so far. In collaboration with the Guinean Ministry of Health, UNICEF has delivered in most affected areas five tons of medicines and medical equipment such as gloves, plastic mats, blankets, nose guard, and rehydration solutions to protect medical staff and treat patients.

Here is a video providing information on how to protect oneself from the Ebola virus :


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[2] provides the latest updates: http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/monde/20140324.OBS0989/epidemie-de-fievre-ebola-en-guinee-le-point-sur-la-situation.html

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