Tue, 03/25/2014 - 01:53 admin
Guinea Death Toll Reaches 59; 1 Reported in Foya
At least 59 of out of 80 persons are now confirmed dead after coming in contact with the Ebola virus in the southern forest regions of Gueckedou and Macenta in Guinea, close to the Liberian border, Guinea’s government has confirmed.
Reports of the virus trickling into northern Liberia suggest at least one Ebola-related death in Foya, Lofa County. Up to press time, officials in Lofa could not be reached for comment. Monrovia officials are also tightlipped, only stating that a press conference will be held Monday.
A few cases are reported in neighboring Sierra Leone as well.
The Foya connection has not been independently confirmed and, Liberia’s Health Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale was not available for comment yesterday is expected to hold a press conference today on the situation.