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  • Ebola is back in Guinea: 10 registered cases, including 8 deaths in N'Zérékoré


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nz%C3%...%A9_Prefecture

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    Guinea: fear of a return of Ebola, after the death of a man and his two wives in N'zérékoré

    16 March 2016 to 21 h 27 min

    In the evening of this Wednesday, March 16, 2016, Guineematin.com learned a little more about the successive deaths in a family of the sub-prefecture of Koropara that worry health and administrative authorities N'zérékoré, south of Guinea.

    To believe our sources, the first death (a woman) was registered on February 29 after being hit hard by diarrhea and vomiting. Then, last week, Wednesday, March 9, the husband of the deceased has also passed away, when he is tried by the same symptoms (diarrhea and vomiting). And the third case, the co-wife of the deceased of February 29, was killed yesterday, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, with the same symptoms; and, the child of the latter presented signs of the same disease as her parents!

    It is after seeing these successive and disturbing deaths that the leader of Koropara health post has contacted his superiors, the prefectural directorate of Health (DPS) of N'zérékoré. The information was then given to regional coordination; then the administrative authorities.

    Only, at the time when the Red Cross workers were preparing to be deployed in the field, local people expressed a categorical refusal even threatening the life of the one who will put the foot in Koropara for a possible sample ... A threat taken very serious in N'zérékoré where an anti Ebola revolt (in the sub-prefecture of Womey) had led to the murder of eight people including three media men.

    Thus, during the emergency meeting held on Wednesday in the city of N'zérékoré, some had proposed a deployment of soldiers and gendarmes at least "recover" the sick child for a sample. But, according to some informants to Guineematin.com, WHO partners have advised against the use of force in the current state of the situation, rather suggesting a negotiated share with the locals.

    Finally, according to some confidences by phone to Guineematin.com, it is the Koropara authorities who must "go" tonight to try to find a solution. "It was asked to the sub-prefect, the mayor of the rural municipality and the head of Koropara health post to return to see what they can offer to the people," said one source in the city of N 'zérékoré.

    Among the options selected, it was suggested that local authorities convince their people to accept the arrival of teams of the Red Cross for at least take care of the sick child. And if there is a refusal, to find a way to get this child to evacuate to N'zérékoré city where the sample can be performed quietly ...

    For now, even if everyone fears a possible return of severe Ebola virus disease, nothing indicates that this is not another disease with similar symptoms such as cholera, anthrax, food poisoning, etc. It is important to note that no one knows, from the information currently available, what is the disease. According to experts, the determination of the disease is only possible with the results of an examination of samples we try to take on a sick or deceased suspect ...

    A reminder that, according to our informants, the first two deaths (February 29 and March 09) were buried by the community. But the death of the third victim was not buried until 11 o'clock this March 16th. However, sources who agreed to talk to Guineematin.com do not know if the last victim was eventually buried tonight or not.

    http://guineematin.com/actualites/gu...s-a-nzerekore/
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    Eduard Kolomou, sub-prefect of Koropara on the 3 deaths: "We think it's measles"

    March 17, 2016 at 8 am 57 min

    It is in the morning of Thursday, March 17, 2016 that Guineematin.com could join the first administrative authority of the sub-prefecture of Koropara. In mourning from three successive deaths in the same family and very concerned about the illness of a child of the same family with symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting, the sub-prefecture of Koropara, located 45 kilometers north of N'zérékoré , focuses the attention yesterday.

    Unfortunately, the citizens of the communities have categorically refused any presence of the Red Cross workers who would have to raise the question by examining samples of the sick child and would secure burial of deceased suspects.

    Now, according to the sub-prefect of Koropara, who exchanged with Guineematin.com, the sick child will be evacuated to N'zérékoré where sample may be taken freely.

    Meanwhile, the sub-prefect think (and especially hope) that this is measles which killed three parent and sickened this child. "We think it is measles. Even the doctor ordered products against measles yesterday and the mom said that the child could sleep and he is doing better this morning, "said on the phone to Guineematin.com Mr. Eduard Pe Kolomou, sub- prefect Koropara.

    Furthermore, the sub-prefect explained that this is not the mother of the child who died. But his father and two stepmothers. "The mother of this child was not in the same household as his father," he said.

    To recall that the first death in the family (a woman) was registered on 29 February, the second (the husband), March 9 and the third death (the second wife) on 15 March. And, it is the child's third wife (thus belonging to the same family) who shows signs of the same disease.

    Very recently experienced by Ebola, citizens were afraid, but health officials quickly discouraged any shortcut, it being understood that several other diseases can have similar symptoms (diarrée and vomiting). This is the case of the measles privileged this morning by Mr. Deputy Prefect of Koropara, Eduard Pe Kolomou, which seeks to remove the child for samples whose examination of samples to be taken will know with accuracy what it really is.

    http://guineematin.com/actualites/ed...t-la-rougeole/


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    Koropara successive deaths: the sick child taken to N'zérékoré

    17 March 2016 to 16 h 06 min 0

    As we wrote earlier, three successive death of a family member after diarrhea and vomiting, concerned medical staff and health authorities, especially a child of the same family also has signs.

    According to information entrusted to Guineematin.com, after the refusal of Koropara populations to receivie agents of the red cross, it is a mission (with agents of the red cross from the city) who went to retrieve and send the suspected case to N'zérékoré city.

    At this time (15H 30), no clear indication can determine what it really is. While everyone fears a return of the dreaded Ebola disease, it may well be also another disease with similar symptoms (diarrhea and vomiting) such as measles, quoted this morning by the sub-prefect of Koropara during his telephone conversation with Guineematin.com or even a "simple" food poisoning ...
    In short, it is only the test results of samples which have been performed on this child that will identify the disease that now scares some people N'zérékoré and beyond.

    http://guineematin.com/actualites/de...e-a-nzerekore/
    "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

  • #2

    N'Zérékoré: the suspected case of Ebola is positive!

    News 17 March 2016 to 19 h 21 min 0


    The Ebola news from the sub prefecture of Koropara are not good. The rapid test on the suspected case, a minor, is positive for Ebola, learned Guineematin.com local sources, shortly before 19 H, this Thursday, March 17, 2016.

    This quick test performed on site N'Zérékoré, however, must be confirmed by another after 20 hours of time.

    In any case, this is bad news for Guinea declared Ebola output by WHO since late 2015.

    http://guineematin.com/actualites/nz...a-est-positif/
    "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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    • #3
      Translation Google

      Return of Ebola in Guinea: 3 probable cases including 2 positive


      17 March 2016 to 19 h 47 min

      This is very bad news that has been confirmed by a source close to the National Coordination of the fight against Ebola! Of the three probable cases reported in the sub prefecture of Koropara, located 45 km north of N'zérékoré, two tested positive, confirmed on the phone to Guineematin.com a source close to the Coordination, at 19 H, Thursday March 17, 2016.

      As we wrote yesterday, doubt existed since three members of one family died successively after diarrhea and vomiting. Especially that a child of the same family presented the same signs.

      http://guineematin.com/actualites/re...nt-2-positifs/
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      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #4

        Translation Google

        Guinea: "Two cases of Ebola - child and adult - confirmed Thursday night" in the south of the country (Doctor)

        Posted by: Amadou Toure 24 minutes ago

        Guinea-Conakry: According to a medical source in the city of N'Zérékoré, a child and an adult have just been declared positive for Ebola. Both are from a family living in Koropara, 50 kilometers from the city center.

        "It's effective both cases are confirmed ... .We have just been notify tonight. Which changes our program for tomorrow -Friday ndlr- to the prefectural hospital, "said a medical source, working for an international organization based in NZérékoré hospital.

        According to him, it is a child and an adult from the sub-prefecture of Koropara.

        In Conakry, the head of communication of the fight against Ebola cell indicated on a local radio that a "mission left Conakry

        Thursday for N'Zérékoré, located about 1,000 km south. According to Fode Sylla Tass, the mission should consider the case of three suspects known deaths in the press that occurred in a family in this sub-prefecture.

        The two cases confirmed on Thursday would come from the same family as the victims.

        http://guineetime.com/guinee-deux-ca...pays-medecin/#

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        Ebola is back in Guinea: 2 confirmed cases and 3 probable cases in N'Zérékoré

        2016/3/17

        While Guinea is preparing to celebrate the end of the 90 days of Increased monitoring as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and endorsed by the President of the Republic, Prof. Alpha Conde, two confirmed cases of Ebola have just be notified following the examination of samples of persons suspected of Ebola in Koropara sub-prefecture in the prefecture of Nzerekore.

        The results revealed the presence of the virus Ebola hemorrhagic fever in two people from the same family of the deceased, a few days ago.

        For now, it is two confirmed and three probable cases.

        An extraordinary crisis meeting is convened by the National Response Coordinator to the Ebola virus disease tomorrow, Friday, March 18, 2016 at 9 am 00.

        Are invited to the meeting, all partners involved in the response and the Ministry of Health.


        Communication unit -Coordination of the fight against Ebola

        http://www.mediaguinee.net/fichiers/...calb21978&num=
        "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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        • #5
          New Ebola cases confirmed in Guinea as WHO warns of more possible flare ups

          18 March 2016


          WHO/M. Winkler


          Conakry — WHO has dispatched a team of specialists to the southern prefecture of Nzérékoré after 2 new cases of Ebola were detected and confirmed in a rural village.

          Guinean health officials in the region alerted WHO and partners on 16 March to 3 unexplained deaths in recent weeks in the village of Koropara and said other members of the same family are currently showing symptoms characteristic of Ebola.

          Guinea’s Ministry of Health, WHO, the US Centers for Disease Control and UNICEF sent in investigators on 17 March. Samples were taken from 4 individuals. A mother and her 5-year-old son, relatives of the deceased, confirmed positive for Ebola virus disease in lab tests. The 2 have been taken to a treatment facility.
          In coordination with Guinea’s Ministry of Health, WHO has deployed an initial team of epidemiologists, surveillance experts, vaccinators, social mobilizers, contact tracers and an anthropologist today to support an inter-agency response. More specialists are expected to arrive in the coming days. Response teams will work to investigate the origin of the new infections and to identify, isolate, vaccinate and monitor all contacts of the new cases and those who died.

          Guinea’s National Emergency Response Centre is convening a meeting 18 March to further coordinate a rapid response to contain the country’s first re-emergence of Ebola since its original outbreak was declared over on 29 December 2015.

          The new infections in Guinea were confirmed the same day that WHO declared the end of the latest Ebola flare-up in neighbouring Sierra Leone. WHO said recurrences of the disease should be anticipated and that the 3 Ebola-affected countries must maintain strong capacity to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks.

          “WHO continues to stress that Sierra Leone, as well as Liberia and Guinea, are still at risk of Ebola flare-ups, largely due to virus persistence in some survivors, and must remain on high alert and ready to respond,” WHO said in a statement.

          The worst Ebola outbreak in history first began in Guinea in December 2013 and has since claimed more than 11 300 lives, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

          http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola...med-guinea/en/
          "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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          • #6
            U.S. Embassy Conakry Statement regarding new Ebola cases in Guinea

            Conakry, 18 March 2016

            For immediate release

            The Government of Guinea confirmed two cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on March 17, in the prefecture of N’Zerekore. The U.S Embassy and its partner agencies the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are working closely with Guinean authorities and international and national agencies to immediately respond to the outbreak. CDC experts are in N’Zerekore and additional

            CDC staff were deployed to assist in tracing contacts and to prevent the spread of further infections.


            Working closely with the Ebola National Coordination committee in Conakry, the U.S. government is committed to a rapid, effective response to contain the disease. The last reported case of EVD in N’Zerekore prefecture was on January 20, 2015. Early reporting of symptoms to health authorities and avoiding practices and contact that can spread the disease are key to preventing further cases of EVD. With the cooperation of the general public this latest outbreak of Ebola will be overcome.


            http://conakry.usembassy.gov/pr-031816.html
            "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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            • #7
              Translation Google

              Fodé Tass on the resurgence of Ebola "with vaccination, it will end where it started"

              March 18, 2016 at 9 am 13 min

              After the official declaration of the re-emergence of Ebola virus disease in the sub prefecture of Koropara, located about 45 kilometers north of N'zérékoré, the first emergency meeting has already started in the morning of Friday 18 March 2016 in the prefecture of N'zérékoré, learned Guineematin.com of the national Coordination of the fight against Ebola.
              ...
              According to the head of communications of the National Coordination fight against Ebola, Fodé Tass Sylla himself in N'zérékoré, it is the vaccination that will be made to suppress the disease wherever it started as it was recently the case in Sierra Leone.

              "We will identify all those who came to the funeral for the three deaths. They are all contacts that are to be vaccinated and will be monitored for 21 days, "said Mr. Sylla.
              ...

              http://guineematin.com/actualites/fo...ca-a-commence/
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              Ebola: Health teams face a problem ...

              Conakry - The situation is serious in the south of Guinea, after the confirmation of 02 new cases in Koropara. In emergency meeting, the Guinean health authorities announced on Friday that a health team that had to go in this sub-prefecture N'Zérékoré was prevented from returning to this locality. The inhabitants are hostile to their intervention, learned africaguinee.com.

              The coordinator of the fight against Ebola, Dr Sakoba Keita regretted "the awakening of reluctance" in this new outbreak.

              "The people of Koropara has not been very cooperative with our teams. Because it has blocked access to the area to our teams. It banned our teams to go in the sub-prefecture. So that our teams can not conduct the investigation, to know if there are other cases in other families and other neighboring localities ", warns Dr Sakoba.
              ...
              To prevent the spread of the epidemic, a circle operation is expected in the coming days.

              Very worried, Dr Sakoba Keita asserted that "we need to go fast" to know the motive for such cases. He applied for strengthening health workers and sending a joint mission to investigate and follow up contacts.

              But to deal with the reluctance, he asked for a sensitization of the population of the locality and demand reduction in the number of vehicles and agents who need to get on the field.

              Ares three-month lull, Ebola epidemic has resurfaced in southern Guinea, home of the deadliest disease in the country. The two positive cases and three probable cases have clogged the number of victims amounted to 2500 deaths.

              BAH Aissatou
              for africaguinee.com
              Tel: (+224) 655 31 11 14
              Created Friday, March 18, 2016 at 13:43

              http://www.africaguinee.com/articles...es-un-probleme
              "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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              • #8
                at Mar 19, 2016


                Fourth person dies of Ebola in latest flare up in Guinea

                CONAKRY

                A fourth person has died of Ebola in Guinea in the latest flare up of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people in that country, Sierra Leone and Liberia since 2013 but now claims few victims.

                "The young girl who was hospitalized at the Ebola treatment center in Nzerekore is dead," said Fode Tass Sylla, spokesman for the center that coordinates Guinea's fight against the virus.

                Three others have died of the virus since Feb. 29. Health workers on Saturday also stepped up efforts to trace anyone who could have come into contact with the family.
                A fourth person has died of Ebola in Guinea in the latest flare up of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people in that country, Sierra Leone and Liberia since 2013 but now claims few victims.
                “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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                • #9
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                  Fourth death of Ebola N'zérékoré: Koropara has agreed to cooperate ...

                  March 19, 2016 to 20 hours 51 min

                  According to information entrusted on the phone to Guineematin.com by a local agent, the girl who was hospitalized and had tested positive for Ebola died this Saturday, March 19, 2016 at CTE N'zérékoré.

                  The death of this girl brings the number of loss to four, if one takes account previously the recorded deaths in the same family (February 29, 09 and 15 March). Proof, if any were needed, that our authorities must act to prevent another outbreak.

                  The good news is that the populations of Koropara have finally agreed to cooperate. This allowed to install a base camp in the locality.
                  ...

                  http://guineematin.com/actualites/qu...e-de-cooperer/

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                  Sun March 20, 2016, 0:20 Posted By Facely Konaté

                  Ebola in Koropara: The population agrees to cooperate with health workers

                  An important mission of the local authorities of N'zérékoré accompanied by members of the national and prefectural coordinating fight against Ebola, technical and financial partners involved in the fight against the disease went Saturday, March 19, 2016 in the sub-prefecture of Koropara where two confirmed cases of Ebola have just been registered, found Guinéenews through its regional writing.

                  Led by the governor of region Lancei Conde, this mission was to go not only offer condolences after the successive deaths in the locality as a result of diarrhea and vomiting but also and especially to raise awareness on the strict application of hygiene measures after the resurgence of the epidemic. It was also about to break down any reluctance to allow health workers to work freely in the field to prevent the spread of the virus.

                  In his speech, the Governor of the administrative of region of N'zérékoré much more emphasized on the good cooperation of the community to quickly control the disease.

                  "The government has dispatched this mission to come to work with you because without you the work can not be efficient. Today, a brother country has already ordered the closure of its borders. So no Guinean from now, will cross the borders of Liberia. This is due to the fact that Ebola has returned to Koropara ", said Nankoria Lancei Condé adding:" If you read the websites, they only talk about the presence of Ebola in Guinea and particularly in Koropara. That is why we ask you citizens and citizens of Koropara to put yourself at the disposal of seasoned technicians to quickly deal with this alarming situation that affects the image and credibility of our country. Throughout the world, Ebola is only in Koropara now. Which commands our mobilization to all and this mobilization has to begin with Koropara."

                  Contrary to what thought many of the people including some members of the delegation, the population expressed no resistance to the arrival of the mission. Instead, she agreed to work with technicians who will stay there for three weeks. Besides, the first work that begins to identify contacts has already started and these contacts will be admitted to community treatment center Koropara.

                  "I would like to say that all measures are taken to manage the entire follow-up period of contacts and whatever the number. That is why, all the potential contacts have to show themselves to be listed, and then during the period of follow-up, everyone should stay home to undergo what the technicians have to do as part of this monitoring, "concluded the Governor Lancei Condé.

                  It should be recalled that before December 29, 2015, date of the official declaration of the disease, Ebola has killed 2,536 in Guinea.

                  http://guineenews.org/ebola-a-koropa...ents-de-sante/
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                  Sun March 20, 2016, 2:22 Posted By Facely Konaté

                  Ebola in Koropara: A question from the youth who casts "doubts"

                  Does the youth of Koropara (locality about 90 kilometers from the city center N'zérékoré where two confirmed cases of Ebola newly recorded) doubt the sincerity of the sample test taking on a child of the locality declared last Thursday, March 17th positive to Ebola? This is certainly what led to believe Saturday, March 19, 2016, Moriba Koulémou Mason, president of the youth of Koropara at a rally organized by local authorities of N'zérékoré and members of the national coordination of control against Ebola.

                  Indeed, during the meeting held at the Cultural Center of the sub-prefecture, the president of the youth after he indicated that the young people accepted the deployment of health workers, asked for explanations about the origin of the resurgence of this disease in their village.

                  "Mr. Governor, we the youth of Koropara have a concern today. We wonder how it can be said that people who have never left the village are suffering from Ebola? "asked the youth leader.

                  Interviewed by Guinéenews on the motives of such a question, Moriba Mason answers, "because all these dead people have never moved to another district of Koropara since their births let alone another prefecture. Ebola has ended since several months and we were told that this disease has returned to our home. This really does not please me and the population is worried. That is why, I asked this question. "

                  The answer of the head of the national coordination of surveillance unit against Ebola fight did not wait. According to Dr. Facinet Yattara, it is the population of Koropara who will help health workers who are on the ground on the origin of the disease.

                  "It is you who can help the team staying here to see how it has returned to Koropara. The investigative team that will work here for three weeks will among other have the main task to find how the disease has returned to Koropara and it is you who can help with this. So for the moment we stop there, "he will say without much comment.

                  Anyway, there are many today, citizens who wonder about the origin of the reappearance of the disease in Guinea as the country was at least a week of the end of 90 days of enhanced surveillance...

                  http://guineenews.org/ebola-a-koropa...er-des-doutes/
                  "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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                  • #10
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                    Telimele: the disappearance of a suspected Ebola creates psychosis in the city

                    21 March 2016 to 13 h 12 min

                    Telimele populations are currently in psychosis of a return of the Ebola virus disease in the prefecture. According to information entrusted to Guineematin.com in the morning of Monday, March 21, 2016, it is the driver of the director of the only local bank (Societe Generale Banks in Guinea SGBG) , back from N'zérékoré on March 5 who developed an illness with diarrhea and vomiting, symptoms that remind Ebola disease. Invited to be take to the regional hospital in Télimélé, the man disappeared, fearing to be declared Ebola patient. Hence the concern of health services and the local population.

                    Reached by telephone by Guineematin.com, Doctor Maurice Béavogui, the director of the prefectural hospital Telimele, confirmed the "disappearance" of the suspect, but hoped that this does not create panic in the city as it has already begun; especially as this suspect is not reported as contact, neither confirmed with the disease. However, the hospital's Director reassured that research has begun to try to find this suspect ...

                    http://guineematin.com/actualites/te...dans-la-ville/

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                    Mon May 21, 2016, 1:25 p.m. Posted By Facely Konaté Ebola, The One, News, Health 0 Comments

                    Ebola in Guinea: Several contacts fugitive identified 816 contacts

                    Should we fear an outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in Guinea after the reappearance of the disease in the sub-prefecture of Koropara Prefecture N'zérékoré? Anyway, with the latest developments of the disease, the situation seems worrying.

                    Indeed, during the coordination meeting held each day in the meeting room of the Prefecture of N'zérékoré, it was reported that 816 contacts were recorded in 105 households. They will be followed on site in Koropara where a large team was deployed on the ground to identify people who have come in contact with victims.

                    Reportedly, four contacts are also on the run. Contacts who would be mostly in the Kouankan sub-prefecture (prefecture of Macenta). Our sources also speak of the death of a man (another contact) who reportedly fled to a nearby village.

                    If this information is confirmed, it would now five (5) deaths in Koropara. A vaccine trial is expected in the coming days according to Dr. Facinet Yattara, head of the monitoring unit to the national coordination of the fight against Ebola.


                    http://guineenews.org/ebola-en-guine...acts-recenses/
                    "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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                    • #11
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                      Fifth Ebola deaths in Guinea, "the case of Conakry" becomes negative (coordination)


                      March 22, 2016 to 13 h 06 min 0

                      Following three probable deaths in Koropara (February 29 and 09 and 15 March), there are already two confirmed deaths from Ebola: the girl of the same family (Saturday, March 19) and the case of Macenta, precisely in Makoďdou village in the sub-prefecture Dandano, Macenta Prefecture, who had fled Koropara. This makes a total of five cases: three (3) probable and two (2) confirmed deaths, said an official from the National Coordinating fight against Ebola, reached by telephone by Guineematin.com this Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

                      To believe Dr. Moumier Barry, the head of the unit support of the National Coordination of the fight against Ebola, the case of the infant tested positive for Ebola in Conakry, precisely at Donka Hospital became negative after admission to CTE Nongo. Following the rapid test performed at Donka Hospital, the eight-month-old infant (recently returned from N'zérékoré with his mom) was taken to the CTE Nongo where another sample was taken for further confirmation test (PCR) which, fortunately, was negative!

                      "We have placed the child in the red zone, waiting for a second PCR test. But we must reassure the public that there was never a second positive test after a first negative PCR. We have not seen one. We'll follow protocol being pretty sure it will also test negative, "said Dr. Moumey, on the phone with Guineematin.

                      About feeding this baby, the head of the support unit of the national coordination of the fight against Ebola reassured that nannies take good care of him with artificial milk and others.

                      Furthermore, when asked about the suspected case that was missing in Télimélé yesterday, the head of communications of the National Coordination fight against Ebola has promised good news in the evening of Tuesday, announcing that the suspected driver is already tracking. Fode Sylla Tass mainly asked citizens not to think that anyone coming back from N'zérékoré with diarrhea is necessarily affected by Ebola ...

                      Finally, on the measures taken in the sub-prefecture of Koropara (N'zérékoré), the head of communications for the national coordination of the fight against Ebola has said that there is already good cooperation of citizens. "They are themselves establishing the lists, which say that so and so came here for a funeral, etc. ", he reported, speaking of a list of nine hundred and some contacts and circlage starting next Thursday, March 24, 2016." Now in our country, we are well equipped to avoid epidemics. We say that you can have the disease ... But there will not be an epidemic, because we will do everything to turn it off where it is declared, "reassured Mr. Fode Sylla Tass.

                      Nouhou Baldé for Guineematin.com

                      http://guineematin.com/actualites/ci...-coordination/
                      "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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                      • #12
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                        Wed, March 23 2016, 2:55 p.m. Posted By Facely Konaté

                        Ebola: High-risk contacts in nature in Macenta (prefectural response coordinator)

                        Ebola which has just reappear in Guinea particularly in the sub-prefecture of Koropara (prefecture N'zérékoré) with three (3) confirmed deaths may spread to other prefectures if urgent and appropriate measures are not taken.

                        Indeed, many contacts fled from the Koropara sub-prefecture where the micro circlage should start Thursday, March 24, 2015 for villages and surrounding prefectures. Less than three days ago, a contact spotted in Koropara died in his mare in a village of Macenta after being in contact with people including traditional healers.

                        Asked by Guineenews, the prefectural health director in Macenta and prefectural coordinator fight against Ebola has returned to the origin of this situation that worries more than one today in the prefecture of Macenta.

                        "We were informed by our colleagues in N'zérékoré of the loss of one of the contacts of Koropara and that he would be gone to Macenta. And from this information, we put the motion machine in research by sending teams to not only Kouankan but all sub-prefectures bordering N'zérékoré. Thus, some teams went to Zébéla, others Kouankan. After a day of fruitless search, the day after the research has continued with the support of local authorities including the sub-prefect and the mayor of Kouankan. And we were informed of the actual passage of this suspected case in Moribadou. This was our starting point and we followed the track of the case who was on a motorcycle and was going from village to village in search of care among healers ", told us Dr. Mamadou Diallo.

                        After crossing the first village called '' Balan '' where he did not find a competent healer, the man (subject contact) went to a second village where he spent the night before coming in contact with a healer. A healer with whom he spent the night for care but without satisfaction. It is at that time according to the DPS Macenta that the contact headed to another village where he found a last healer. It's finally there that he died. Informed of his death, health workers were deployed on the ground to take samples on the body and the rapid test Ebola (TDR) was positive.

                        Today, according to Dr. Diallo, the main difficulty of the prefectural coordination of response is due to the fact that the village where the death took place is deserted, and several high-risk contacts are on the run and no trace at the moment.

                        "People have abandoned the village, we have no interlocutor who can tell us where the others went. But still, with the awareness we had some clues that helped us already find in this village, about fifty people who are now listed as contacts and are about to be tracked. There are also contacts with a much higher degree called high-risk contacts that are direct contacts including the wife of the deceased contact, his sister with whom he had left, the healer who treated him and who was manipulating him till his death. And all these people have disappeared, "laments the prefectural coordinator Macenta Ebola response that also indicates that young people have organized patrol to go from village to village in order to find these people.

                        Are these people still in Macenta or in other prefectures? How many people have come in contact with them since more than three days now?...

                        http://guineenews.org/ebola-des-cont...al-de-riposte/
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                          Ebola outbreak in Guinea: six cases including three deaths confirmed, three probable death, according to coordination
                          AMAD C MARCH 23, 2016

                          Two weeks after the resurgence of Ebola virus disease in Guinea, the national coordination of response against the disease held its first press conference on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. In this communication, coordination given the current situation the epidemic and the measures taken for the rapid control of the disease.

                          According Fode Sylla Tass, the communications officer said coordination has developed the disease situation, as of March 17 to 22, 2016, Guinea recorded three new confirmed cases of Ebola are all dead and three probable death .

                          He will say that all these cases were reported in the sub-prefecture of Kporopara Prefecture N'Zérékoré. "The resurgence of the disease triggered the rapid response mechanism in place to control outbreaks," he reassured.
                          ...
                          http://www.lejourguinee.com/index.ph...a-coordination
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                            Death toll rises to 7 in Guinea Ebola outbreak

                            A resurgence of Ebola in a rural Guinean community has killed seven people, health officials said Wednesday, even as the World Health Organization voiced confidence that remaining isolated cases could be contained.
                            The WHO said Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer constituted an international emergency, but the announcement of new cases demonstrated the difficulty of managing the aftermath of the virus.
                            The death of a man, two of his wives and his daughter were announced two weeks ago by the Guinean health authorities, who confirmed Wednesday a third wife and a mother-in-law also died after becoming infected in the village of Koropara.
                            Polygamy is commonly practised in Guinea.

                            http://www.globalpost.com/article/67...ebola-outbreak

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                              Seven deaths in the resurgence of Ebola in Guinea

                              March 30TH, 2016 AFRICA
                              ...
                              Two women from the same family as the confirmed cases on March 17 in Koropara (south) died last week, bringing to seven the death toll of this new episode of the virus, said the communications manager of the National Coordination for the fight against Ebola, Fodé Tass Sylla. "As of March 30, there are nine registered cases, including seven deaths: three probable and four confirmed," he added.

                              The last two deaths are the mother's second wife, and the third wife of the man who died on March 9, said Fode Tass Sylla , noting that two cases, one confirmed and one probable, were at the Ebola Treatment Centre of N'Zérékoré, the main town of the region.

                              The first wife, a girl of 8 year old and a man who fled in search of a healer in the prefecture of Macenta, located further north, according to health officials, also died.
                              ...
                              The 900 persons identified in Koropara as susceptible to have been contaminated through contact with these patients are submitted for one week to "cerclage" operation to define a community housing possible cases of Ebola, providing assistance medical and food.

                              It is accompanied by a vaccination campaign for all people at risk, launched on 22 March.

                              In the prefecture of Macenta, 65 other "contacts" were identified, according Fode Sylla Tass.

                              Other probable cases
                              In its latest weekly report released Wednesday, WHO reported more than a thousand contacts identified, including "171 considered high risk", claiming that only 10 have not yet been found.

                              "Additional cases are likely due to the large number of contacts," the report said.

                              The origin of the contamination of the first victim, a woman of thirty year old who passed away on February 27 that began to show symptoms about February 15, is still under investigation, the source said.
                              ...

                              http://www.dakar-echo.com/sept-morts...ola-en-guinee/

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                              See also:
                              WHO Ebola Situation Report - 30 March 2016

                              https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...-30-march-2016
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