THD NewsDesk, New Delhi: Since the 2016 epidemic, which caused more than 11,300 deaths across the region, The Repubic of Guinea has seemingly witnessed the first resurgence of the Ebola virus with seven confirmed cases in the recent time.
The head of Guinea’s Health Agency announced the “epidemic situation” which has engulfed the nation in the recent period. The nation in the midst of Ebola, has experienced around seven cases confirmed and three deaths.
The “epidemic situation” also called for an emergency meeting in the capital with the Director of National Agency for Health, Sakoba Keita. After the thorough investigation of the pandemic, the Conakry laboratory confirmed the outbreak of Ebola Virus in the nation.
However, Remy Lamah, the Heath Minister in one of his speeches, has spoken of four deaths pertaining to the New Ebola Outbreak thereby creating confusions regarding why was the toll of dead suddenly reduced.
The 2013-2016’s epidemic in Guinea resulted in massive loss of lives of around 11,300 people. Before the public could even settle the remnants of the previous Ebola outbreak, they had to suffer the new “epidemic situation” unfortunately. This new cases of Ebola has marked the first resurgence of the virus in the West Africa since 2016.
Adding to it, Keita, the Head of the National Agency for Health security, addressed how Ebola actually got transmitted. He said that one person had died in late January near the Liberian Border in Gouecke and his funeral took place on 1st February in Gouecke itself which was attended by many people. After this, some people who took part in this funeral began to show symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, bleeding and fever a few days later.
Keita said, “The first samples were tested in the laboratory set up by the European Union in Gueckedou, located in the same region. The reports revealed the presence of the Ebola virus in some of them on Friday”.
With seven confirmed cases already and three deaths, the World Health Organization representative assured for rapid assistance and declaring Guinea as now in an “Ebola Epidemic Situation”.