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  • #16
    WHO coordinating vaccination of contacts to contain Ebola flare-up in Guinea

    March 2016

    Hundreds of people who may have been in contact with 8 individuals infected with Ebola virus in Guinea’s southern prefectures of Nzérékoré and Macenta have been vaccinated with the experimental Ebola vaccine in a bid to contain the latest flare-up of Ebola.

    WHO Guinea/Lancei Touré


    WHO’s office in Guinea says more than 1,000 contacts have been identified and placed under medical observation. Nearly 800 have been vaccinated over the past week, including 182 who are considered to be high-risk contacts.

    The VSV-EBOV vaccine currently being administered was found to be highly effective in preventing Ebola infection in a large trial conducted by Guinea’s Ministry of Health, WHO and partner agencies last year. It has since been used in Sierra Leone to contain a recent flare-up there, and now, once again, in Guinea.

    The “ring vaccination” strategy involves vaccinating anyone who has come into contact with a person infected with Ebola, as well as contacts of theirs.
    In this latest flare-up, there have been 8 cases of Ebola and 7 deaths since late February. The most recent case, an 11-year old girl, is being treated at an Ebola care facility in Nzérékoré and as of today, is reported to be in a stable condition. Six of the deceased are from three generations of the same extended family in the village of Koropara Centre.

    Inter-agency response in full motion

    Local health authorities reactivated the emergency coordination mechanism that was in place during the height of the Ebola epidemic in Nzérékoré and a large-scale inter-agency response is in progress.

    WHO has a team of 75 staff members working in the affected areas to support the government-led response, including epidemiologists, surveillance experts, contact tracers, vaccinators, social mobilizers and infection prevention and control experts. WHO has also dispatched two top-level Ebola-experienced clinicians to assist at the Ebola treatment centre in Nzérékoré.

    Households under medical monitoring are receiving a range of assistance from partner agencies, including food packages, hygiene kits and cash stipends to purchase additional items.

    Infection prevention and disease control measures, including a public awareness campaign and other health promotion and community engagement activities, are taking place in the affected areas.

    Tests from blood samples of the confirmed cases indicate that this latest cluster of Ebola stems from a known transmission chain and not a new chain introduced by the animal population.

    Ongoing flare-ups expected

    Both Nzérékoré and Macenta have been hard hit by Ebola in the West Africa outbreak. In the sub-prefecture of Koropara, at the centre of this latest flare-up, there were 24 Ebola cases, 15 deaths and 9 survivors between October and December of 2014.

    This re-emergence of Ebola in Guinea is the first since the original outbreak in the country was declared over on 29 December 2015. WHO has continuously stressed that flare-ups like this one should be anticipated, largely due to virus persistence in some survivors, and that the three Ebola-affected countries must maintain strong capacity to prevent, detect and respond to further outbreaks.

    http://www.who.int/features/2016/ebo...accination/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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    • #17
      Translation Google

      Ebola: point situation in April 4, 2016

      New cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the prefecture of N'Zérékoré in Forest Guinea.
      Any movement in this area is not recommended except for participation in pre-approved medical missions.

      Epidemiological situation on April 2, 2016
      - 1 new confirmed case (Nzérékoré)
      - Since February 29 (1st suspected case): 9 probable and confirmed cases (including 6 confirmed and 3 probable).
      - 7 deaths (probable and confirmed cases). No health staff is concerned
      ...
      http://www.ambafrance-gn.org/Ebola-p...u-4-avril-2016
      "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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      • #18
        Translation Google

        Ebola: point situation in the April 5, 2016

        New cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the prefecture of N'Zérékoré in Forest Guinea.

        Any movement in this area is not recommended except for participation in pre-approved medical missions.
        epidemiological situation in the April 3, 2016

        - 1 new confirmed death (Nzérékoré)
        - Since February 29 (1st suspected case): 9 probable and confirmed cases (including 6 confirmed and 3 probable).
        - 8 deaths (probable and confirmed cases). No health staff is concerned
        ...
        http://www.ambafrance-gn.org/Ebola-p...u-5-avril-2016
        "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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        • #19
          Ebola: point situation in the April 8, 2016

          New cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the prefecture of N'Zérékoré in Forest Guinea.

          Any movement in this area is not recommended except for participation in pre-approved medical missions.
          epidemiological situation in the April 6, 2016

          - 1 new confirmed case (Macenta) on April 6
          - Since February 29 (1st suspected case): 10 probable and confirmed cases (seven confirmed and 3 probable).
          - 8 deaths (probable and confirmed cases). No health staff is concerned
          ...

          http://www.ambafrance-gn.org/Ebola-p...u-8-avril-2016
          "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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          • #20
            Liberia and Guinea step up coordination to stem new cases of Ebola

            Update from the field
            7 April 2016

            WHO and Ministry of Health teams in Guinea and Liberia have established epidemiological links between new Ebola cases in Liberia and a current flare-up of Ebola in neighbouring Guinea following intensified case investigations and contact tracing.



            Door-to-door health monitoring visits are conducted in Koropara, Guinea

            WHO Guinea/Lancei Touré


            Investigation teams in Guinea had been searching for the wife and three young children of a man who died of Ebola last month in the southern prefecture of Macenta. The family members were considered high-risk contacts. It is now believed that the wife travelled to Liberia with her children after her husband’s death to join relatives who live in the capital, Monrovia. It is there that she reportedly developed symptoms. She initially sought care in local clinics and died en route to a Monrovia hospital on 31 March. Two of her sons, a five-year old and a two-year old, have since tested positive for Ebola and are being treated at an Ebola care facility in Monrovia.
            ...

            http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola...ups-update/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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            • #21
              Translation Google

              Guinea: "The last Ebola patient was released cured of CTE N'Zérékoré"

              Posted by: Amadou Toure 21 hours ago

              Guinea Conakry: The last Ebola patient was released this Wednesday, April 20 from the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in N'Zérékoré where he was healed, announces the National Coordination of the fight against this epidemic. The countdown begins for 42 days for Guinea.

              "The 42 days of countdown begins today for Guinea" exclaims our micro, visibly relieved, the head of communication of the fight Coordination Unit against the epidemic Ebola, Fode Sylla Tass.

              In N'Zérékoré currently, in southern Guinea, Sylla noted that "this last patient" Ebola is in fact the healer to whom an Ebola victim went to Macenta, less than one hundred kilometers N'Zérékoré, for treatment.

              "The healer was contaminated and the patient died ... Today the fetishes of the healer could not save him! The -traditionnel- healer was healed at CTE N'Zérékoré, "he recalls with a dose of irony.

              ...
              http://guineetime.com/guinee-le-dern...-de-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

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