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    Ebola: detection of a "suspect" case in Burkina Faso (Ministry of Health)

    - This is a patient from Côte d'Ivoire.
    Lassaad Ben Ahmed |

    23.08.2021

    Burkina Faso
    AA / Ouagadougou / Dramane Traoré

    The Burkinabè Ministry of Health announced on Sunday evening the detection of a "suspected" case of Ebola haemorrhagic fever at the Bogodogo University Hospital Center (CHU-B), in Ouagadougou.

    The Ministry of Health said in its statement that the 22-year-old patient arrived two days ago from Côte d'Ivoire.

    After a trip to two health facilities in the health district of Ziniaré (Central Plateau region), he was received in a medical emergency in Ouagadougou.

    The patient was immediately isolated by the CHU-B team in accordance with recommended standards; a diagnostic and care process are underway, according to the same source, which calls for compliance with disease prevention measures.

    In view of the national and sub-regional epidemiological context, Burkina Faso recently announced the strengthening of its epidemiological surveillance system in order to face the various health threats.

    On August 14, the Ivory Coast declared an imported case of Ebola virus disease - the first since 1994 - in Abidjan, the economic capital of the country, where nearly five million people live.

    No deaths have been reported.

    Côte d'Ivoire has received 5,000 doses of Ebola vaccines from the World Health Organization, which has already enabled 828 exposed people to be vaccinated, having been in contact with the first case, according to the Ivorian authorities.

    https://www.aa.com.tr/fr/afrique/ebo...%C3%A9/2343273

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    Ministry of Health - Burkina Faso
    12 pm ·

    Update on a suspected case of haemorrhagic fever at the Bogodogo University Hospital Center, Center Region, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

    The Ministry of Health is informing the population of the admission to the Medical Emergencies of the Bogodogo University Hospital Center (CHU-B) this Sunday, August 22, 2021 of a 22-year-old patient.

    The latter arrived in Burkina Faso two days ago from Niancarré / Kadiolo in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (RCI).

    After a visit to two health facilities in the health district of Ziniaré (Central Plateau Region), he was received at the medical emergencies (UM) of CHU-B this Sunday. In view of the current health situation in the sub-region, an etiological investigation is required.

    The patient was immediately isolated by the CHU-B team in accordance with recommended standards; a diagnostic and care process is underway.

    The Ministry of Health wishes to reassure the populations and invites them to comply with disease prevention measures.
    In view of the national and sub-regional epidemiological context, Burkina Faso has strengthened its epidemiological surveillance system in order to face the various health threats.

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    "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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    Ebola virus: What means does Burkina have to respond to a possible epidemic?

    Home > News > RECORDS > Ebola • LEFASO.NET • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 17h53min

    Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the recent past has brought Africa to its knees. This disease that we thought to have controlled has resurfaced, already causing victims on the side of the Ivory Coast. 72 hours after announcing a suspected case of hemorrhagic fever, the Burkinabe Ministry of Health has still not confirmed or denied. Do we have the means to respond to a possible Ebola epidemic in Burkina?

    The 2021 Ebola haemorrhagic fever epidemic started in Forest Guinea. This disease, which causes significant bleeding and organ failure that can lead to death, appears to continue to grow in Africa. Sunday evening, the Burkinabè Ministry of Health announced, through a press release, a "suspected" case of hemorrhagic fever at the Bogodogo University Hospital Center in Ouagadougou .

    It is, in fact, a 22-year-old patient from Côte d'Ivoire. A situation that creates panic among the population already impacted by the coronavirus disease. With the rainy season, we fear a multiplication of cases. In view of the national and sub-regional epidemiological context, one is entitled to question whether the country has an effective intervention plan to deal with a possible Ebola epidemic.

    We have tried to get information on this major concern from the Department of Health. The reply we received: In view of the rumor about the alleged suspect case, samples were taken and the authorities await the results before any communication. So we’re asking the media to settle for the press release for now.”

    The shortcomings observed in 2014

    Never mind. As part of the development of the Preparedness and Response Plan for a possible Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in 2014, eight priority issues were identified. These include insufficient surveillance of the disease. At this level, it emerges from the inadequacies of competence of the actors at all levels (including the community level), an insufficiency of resources but also a weak collaboration between the various ministerial departments concerned.

    The shortcomings are also at the level of preventive measures against the disease and communication capacities in terms of epidemic management. In addition to all this, the analysis of the situation showed that not all health structures have operational isolation sites for cases of Ebola virus disease. The finding is even more alarming.

    “Not all EVD care centers are functional. In addition, the measures to guarantee the continuity of the functioning of health services in the event of an epidemic are insufficient. There are no suitable means of transport for transporting potentially contagious patients ”, reads the Preparedness and Response Plan for a possible outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD).

    He also stresses that national laboratories are neither accredited nor certified to international standards for the diagnosis of EVD. Also, the only research laboratory at the MURAZ Center with an intermediate security level is experiencing waterproofing and operating difficulties.

    Hopefully things have changed, seven years later. But in the meantime, the Burkinabè need to be located on the suspected case of hemorrhagic fever at the Bogodogo University Hospital Center.

    Aïssata Laure G. Sidibé
    Lefaso.net

    https://lefaso.net/spip.php?article107085
    "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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