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    Health | Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:40am EST Related: HEALTH

    Guinea releases last 68 people from Ebola quarantine

    The final 68 people who had been in contact with an Ebola patient were released from quarantine on Saturday, said a senior health official, raising hopes of an end to the disease in the last West African country with confirmed cases.
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    Dr. Abdourahmane Bathily, head of the Ebola center in Forecariah in western Guinea, said the 68 contacts had emerged from quarantine at midnight on Saturday morning.

    "There are no longer any people who had contact with a person infected by the Ebola virus," said Bathily.

    He added that the last confirmed Ebola case was a baby in isolation, who should be released from a treatment center next week, allowing for the West African nation to begin its own countdown clock.
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0T30X620151114
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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    Guinea's last Ebola patient released from care in Conakry

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    The last known Ebola patient in Guinea has recovered and been released from a treatment centre in the capital, Conakry, health officials say.

    A spokesman for Guinea's Ebola co-ordination unit said two tests on the patient - a baby - had been negative.

    Guinea will be declared officially free of Ebola if no new cases are reported in the next six weeks.
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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34840692
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    • #3
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      Ebola: Baby Noubia, last patient known in Guinea is cured

      Guinea - November 18
      Ouest-France with agencies

      The last known case of Ebola in Guinea, a little girl of three weeks whose mother had died shortly after giving birth, is officially declared cured.

      The news came Monday directly from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The little girl, last known case of Ebola in Guinea, born of a 25 year old mother affected by the virus and who died after giving birth to her child, on 27 October, is now out of danger.

      "The last test on the little girl was made Monday, and she was declared cured. She did not show any negative sign ", welcomed a source of WHO, which added that the newborn was named Noubia, the name of the nurse who helped her mother give birth. "Noubia responded well to treatment," also welcomed Laurence Sailly, emergency coordinator for MSF in Guinea.

      Cared for since birth

      "We are pleased that she has tested negative, but as this is the first baby to have been contaminated and was healed, she will continue to receive specialized medical support before returning home", has also insisted the head of MSF.

      It is at the Ebola MSF treatment center in Conakry that Noubia was cared for since birth. The end of the epidemic could be declared in the country in late December, 42 days (ie twice the maximum incubation period of the virus) after the second negative test performed on Noubia, and no other case must be reported by then.

      http://www.ouest-france.fr/monde/gui...-gueri-3849474
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #4
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        Tues., November 24 2015, 2:57 p.m. Posted By Nassiou Sow

        End of Ebola in Guinea? Dr Sakoba Keita advises vigilance

        "Stay vigilant, we are not very sure that there are no hidden cases in Forécariah or Conakry"

        At a press conference Tuesday in Conakry, the national coordinator of the fight against Ebola, Dr Sakoba Keita, invited people to stand firm to end Ebola, which has been raging for two years in Guinea.

        Accompanied by some colleagues and partners, he told the press that he has noted the resumption of customs, contamination factors and disease spread. "Since our last patient came out, we felt a loosening on the side of people, of services and even the transfer requests of bodies have increased. We are into the final stretch, we have not reached the end point. If we stop, the disease may cause contamination, "warns Dr. Sakoba in substance.

        And remember that the transfer of bodies from one location to another is and remains prohibited, as he said, " it takes just one hidden case that appears somewhere for it to grow in terms of number of cases" .

        Speaking of doctors who examine without protection, the coordinator invited the public to report these agents because, he recalled, the state imported a sufficient stock of gloves. "I ask the population to denounce any health worker who examines a patient without gloves as well as its structure. Currently, the state provides free gloves and they are required to wear them, "he announced.

        Further, Dr. Sakoba reveals: " corpses are substracted in Forécariah to go bury them somewhere else. Yet currently, we are not very sure if there are no hidden cases in Forécariah or in Conakry. That's why we put 42 days before declaring the end of Ebola. If we were sure, why impose the 42 days? Everyone must stand firm. For it is this strength that will lead us towards the total end of Ebola. If you do not hold hands, we risk to go back and that will push us to 2016, "warns Dr. Sakoba.

        "We need people to continue the good habits that we have had during this response. You've seen the case of Liberia, they have twice taken the countdown. Guinea has lived for 2 years with Ebola, we want to end it. This is the first time we have such a situation in Guinea and the cause of this persistence is our habits and customs especially the manipulations of the body. The 75% of infected cases are due to funerals and funeral ceremonies, "concluded the national coordinator of the fight against Ebola.


        http://guineenews.org/fin-debola-en-...-la-vigilance/
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        -Nelson Mandela

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        • #5
          Guinea's last Ebola case, a baby girl, leaves hospital

          Source: Reuters - Sat, 28 Nov 2015

          * Month-old Nubia was country's last reported Ebola case

          * First baby to recover from Ebola-positive mother
          * Recovery hailed as symbol of progress in two-year epidemic

          "This is a very happy day for us," Laurence Sailly, head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres'(MSF) emergency team in Guinea, told Reuters on Saturday. "It was very moving for us and the family to be able to touch her without gloves."
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          “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
          Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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