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  • Guinea - Epidemic of cholera in Lélouma - ANSS brings clarification: rather food poisoning


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A9louma_Prefecture


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    June 25, 2017 Posted By Guineematin HIGHLIGHTS, News, Labé, My Region, Middle Guinea, Health 0

    Cholera epidemic in Lélouma: already 87 cases registered in the prefectural hospital ...

    On Sunday, June 25, 2017, 87 cases of cholera, all from the urban commune, were registered at the prefectural hospital of Lelouma, reports an observer of Guineematin.com in the prefecture.

    This epidemic of cholera which broke out on Sunday morning in the Urban Community of Lélouma was confirmed at Guineematin.com by the president of the Prefectoral Committee of the Red Cross of Lélouma, Thierno Talhatou Diallo.

    According to our source, no cases of death have been recorded at this time. There is hope that there will be more fear than harm because doctors, supported by volunteers from the Red Cross Prefectoral Committee, are putting double butchers to stop the severe diarrhea in the many patients already admitted to the hospital. The prefectural hospital of Lelouma for appropriate care.

    To be continued !

    De Lélouma, Amadou Sadio Korbé DIALLO for Guineematin.com
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    June 26, 2017 Posted By Guineematin HEADLINE, News, Health 0

    Epidemic of cholera in Lélouma: ANSS brings clarification!

    In the face of incidents presented as cases of cholera outbreaks recorded at the prefectural hospital of Lélouma (article published in the press), the Director General of the National Agency of Sanitary Security immediately reacted by contacting the Regional Directorate Of the Health of Labé and the Prefectoral Direction of the Health of Lelouma.

    Rather, it is a case of food poisoning as a source of diarrhea.

    The account of the facts: "Following a collective meal at a wedding ceremony in the prefecture of Lelouma, some people presented with diarrhea of varying degrees. Most of the patients were thus admitted to the prefectural hospital and taken in charge free of charge. The ERARE (Regional Epidemic Alert and Response Team) based in Labé, once alerted, immediately rallied to Lélouma and was able to make a first observation of a probable food poisoning. The investigation is underway and will be finalized today (Monday, June 26, 2017).

    In the meantime, samples have been taken from the patients and are being sent for appropriate analyzes. A total of 60 patients were treated. Some have also returned to their homes. No deaths.

    The Director of ANSS, Dr. Sakoba KEITA, emphasizes that "according to the IHR (International Sanitary Regulations), the existence of such an epidemic can not be affirmed without confirmation in the laboratory of analysis. On the other hand, according to the Epidemic Management Mechanism in Guinea, any declaration to this effect must be made by the Minister of Health, member of the Government ".

    Department of Communication and Social Mobilization of the ANSS

    http://guineematin.com/actualites/ep...es-precisions/
    "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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    Ministry of Health Guinea
    8 hrs ˇ

    Cholera alert in Lélouma: the first results fall!

    After the rumor of cases of cholera epidemic in the prefecture of Lelouma, the regional doctor against the disease (MCM) of Labé has just delivered the first results of the investigation on what constitutes rather an outbreak of diarrhea and vomiting recorded In the course of Sunday, June 25, 2017.

    As stated by the Director-General of the National Agency for Sanitary Security (ANSS), which is in charge of ensuring health surveillance in the Republic of Guinea, the report of the investigation team on these Case for the day of Monday, June 26, 2017 following the incidents that occurred the day before in the urban commune of Lélouma ":

    - A total of 63 patients were registered by the prefectural hospital of Lélouma from 24 to 26 June 2017.
    - Out of this total, 55 patients were released improved and only 8 are hospitalized this day Monday June 26th at 16h 30mn.
    - All of these cases have been taken care of free of charge and no deaths have been recorded yet.
    - The samples are on their way to the National Reference Laboratory in Conakry and a joint DRS / DPS / WHO investigation team is on the ground.

    The Regional MCM is the Coordinator-Regulator of ERARE (Regional Epidemic Alert and Response Team) based in the Region and has been dispatched to Lélouma.

    The WHO country office is following these incidents with interest since their occurrence in the prefecture of Lelouma.

    In this sense, appreciating the promptness with which the "point of the situation" was made, the Representative of the UN agency, Prof. KI-ZERBO Georges Alfred reassured the Director of the ANSS, Dr Sakoba KEITA , That he and his staff remain "mobilized together for the end of the explosive episode of collective gastroenteritis which takes the form of a TIAC".

    It should be noted that a TIAC is a focal point of collective foodborne illness which is defined by the appearance of at least 2 grouped cases, a similar symptomatology, generally digestive, whose cause can be related to the same origin (Except botulism where 1 case is enough to trigger the alert).
    Department of Communication and Social Mobilization of the ANSS

    https://www.facebook.com/Minist%C3%A...5140344933024/
    "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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