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  • Guinea - Lassa Fever confirmed in a 35-year-old man from Kissidougou Prefecture

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    Ministry of Health Guinea
    4 hours ?

    COMMUNICATION FROM THE GOVERNMENT FOLLOWING THE DETECTION OF A CASE OF FIEVRE LASSA

    Conakry, February 02, 2019

    The health authorities of the Ministry of Health were informed by the Mamou Prefectural Health Directorate of the detection of a case of Lassa fever. This is a 35-year-old man from Kissidougou Prefecture who was admitted to the Mamou Regional Hospital on 28/01/2019.

    The blood test result of 01/02/2019 confirmed the presence of Lassa haemorrhagic fever.

    For the moment no other case has been notified. In accordance with the International Health Regulations (IHR), a crisis meeting was held on the premises of the National Health Security Agency (ANSS) on 02 February 2019.

    This meeting brought together, in addition to officials from the Ministry of Health, Livestock and Environment, many partners.

    At the end of this meeting, it was decided to send an on-site investigation mission to support the health teams of Mamou and Kissidougou prefectures in their efforts to control this disease.
    Information on Lassa fever Disease and control measures

    Lassa fever is a viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by rodents (small mice) to humans through body fluids (blood, urine and saddle).

    It manifests itself in the following main signs:

    Fever, chest pain, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, joint pain and in its most severe form by bleeding.

    Anyone with these signs especially those from Mamou and Kissidougou prefectures should go to the nearest health facility.

    Other measures:
    1- Wash your hands regularly;
    2- Wash all cooking utensils with clean water and soap and keep them safe from rodents;
    3- To remove from the dwellings garbage and garbage of all kinds;
    4- Avoid any manipulation or consumption of rodents;
    5- Avoid contact with urine and rodent feces; Avoid handling without protection the organic secretions (blood, urine, saddle, etc.) of any patient presenting with fever with or without bleeding;
    6- To fight against the presence of rodents in places of residence and any place receiving public (hotels, restaurants, maquis, etc.).

    In any case, the Ministry of Health remains at the disposal of the population to provide information on the evolution and additional measures of control of this disease.

    The Minister of State, Minister of Health

    Dr. Edouard Niankoye LAMA

    https://www.facebook.com/SanteGN/
    "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
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    Lassa fever in Mamou: details of the prefectural director of health

    By Badicko Diallo - February 3, 2019 3:51

    The day after the publication of a government statement on the discovery of Lassa fever on a patient who died in Mamou hospital, psychosis is in the crossroads city.

    Contacted, Dr. Mariama Kankanlab? Diallo Prefectural Director of Health Mamou clarifies "It is a young man of 35 years from Kissidougou, a merchant by profession, who was admitted to the regional hospital of Mamou January 28 last at level of emergencies. Then he was transferred to the Epidemiological Treatment Center because he had some signs (fluid stools, chills, high fever, vomiting). The doctor of the center took care of him, it happens that it is a patient who was treated at different levels in Kissidougou and not responding to the treatment, the doctor alerted us. We recorded the sample that was done. The young man died the night of January 29 around 10 pm in a picture of bleeding.

    We sent the sample to the National Agency for Sanitary Security (ANSS). The first news was that it was not Ebola. The following exams proved to us that it is Lassa fever. They gave us the feedback. We made arrangements for hygiene, surveillance and follow-up of contacts with the patient. Investigations will be made with the ANSS starting Monday" she announces.

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    https://www.guineenews.org/fievre-la...e-de-la-sante/
    "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
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      Lassa fever in Guinea: What does the Government envisage?

      `CONAKRY-The Guinean Minister of Health has just clarified the occurrence of Lassa fever in Guinea, a deadly and dangerous disease. At the micro of Africaguinee.com, Edouard Niankoye Lamah announced the sending of several teams in the field to investigate people who have been in contact with the patient, a 35-year-old hospitalized in Mamou. The head of the health department also said there are no new cases reported to date.

      "There have been no new cases. Tomorrow, we will send reinforcement teams at the two corners to find the contacts and the route of the patient. But that's technical, " told Africaguinee.com, the Minister of Health.

      A case of lassa fever has been detected in Guinea, the country's health authorities announced on Saturday (February 2nd). This is a 35-year-old man from Kissidougou Prefecture who was admitted to the Mamou Regional Hospital on 28/01/2019.

      Lassa fever is a deadly contagious disease. It manifests itself in the following main signs: Fever, chest pain, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, joint pain and in its most serious form by bleeding.

      What is the number of contacts to date? The patient's family was quarantined? "We have to do the investigations to find all the contacts. A person who did two, three clinics, who went to the hospital in a city A for a city B, who left in a vehicle. We must find the vehicle, as much as possible the passengers. We must go up the whole chain. So, let us do the investigations, "said Lamah, adding that there is not even 12 hours since the new one was detected.

      The Minister of Health invites people not to panic. According to him, there are medicines to cure Lassa.

      "There is no need to panic. Do not compare this to Ebola, I will not venture into this area because Ebola hemorrhagic fever is more dangerous than Lassa fever. It's a reality. 90% of Ebola patients can die while for Lassa fever, there is at least medication. For Ebola, there are no curative drugs, but for Lasssa, there are, "he said.

      Diallo Boubacar 1

      For Africaguinee.com

      Such. : (00224) 655 311 112

      Created on Sunday 03 February 2019 at 16:17

      https://www.africaguinee.com/article...e-gouvernement
      "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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      • #4
        Source: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lassa-f...-guinea-84213/


        Lassa fever case in Guinea
        by News Desk
        February 4, 2019

        The Guinea Ministry of Health reported yesterday (computer translated) of a Lassa fever case in a 35-year-old man from Kissidougou Prefecture who was admitted to the Mamou Regional Hospital on Jan. 28.
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        The case was laboratory confirmed on Feb. 1.

        To date, no other case has been notified. In accordance with the International Health Regulations (IHR), a crisis meeting was held on the premises of the National Health Security Agency (ANSS) on 02 February 2019...

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        • #5
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          Lassa Fever at Mamou: "We set up the strategy of follow-up contacts" dixit Dr. Sakoba (ANSS)

          By Guinee7 - February 5, 2019

          In front of the press in Conakry on Monday, Dr. Sakoba Keita, Director General of the National Agency of Sanitary Security (ANSS) gave details concerning the situation having contracted the lassa fever in the Republic of Guinea, but also of the arrangements made for prevent the disease from spreading.

          Speaking, the director of the ANSS first said: "our compatriot who was a victim of this disease and who was received by Mamou January 28 died on January 29".

          Before explaining: "This gentleman has fallen ill, if we calculate it in relation to today, about three weeks ago. So he was received in several private clinics in Kissidougou, he came in emergency at the hospital, but as at the beginning of this disease the signs are very confused with malaria which is very common with us and also signs of fever typhoid, so it is these diagnoses that have been caused and he has benefited from these treatments. And as it was not going well, his parents went to look for him in Kissidougou, because he is from Mamou and that is how Mamou received him in late phase and the bleeding had already begun. It was then a few hours later he died... But at the time we did not know that it was really fever lassa, so I confirm that the diagnosis, we received it February 1. It is at 4 pm that the laboratory wrote to us to say that it is indeed a case of the Lassa Fever ".

          Further, Sakoba Keita emphasizes: "We conducted our public health actions, first our agent who received him was thinking of an Ebola case. So they took all the measures, the census of the contacts, the sanitation and even the disinfection of the premises both at the level of the hospital and at the level of the home and its burial was accompanied so that we could take less risk of propagation ".

          According to him, all the contacts of Mamou are already registered, "all those who participated in his funeral and the members of his family who had contact with him. We put in place the strategy of follow-up of the contacts, we take their temperatures every morning using the thermo-flashes and at the first signs we will take samples and isolated them in our centers of treatment ... I can not for the moment delivered the number because investigations are underway not only at Mamou, but also at Kissidougou ".

          Mohamed Soumah for Guinee7.com

          https://guinee7.com/fievre-lassa-a-m...r-sakoba-anss/
          "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
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            Lassa fever: No new suspect case reported, 82 contacts identified in Mamou and Kissidougou

            By Guinee7 - February 7, 2019

            On Wednesday, the National Agency for Sanitary Security (ANSS) published its first report on the epidemiological situation of Lassa fever, since the declaration of this disease in the Republic of Guinea. In this report of Tuesday, February 5, the ANSS specifies that no new suspect case has been notified to date, but a total of 82 contacts were recorded in the prefecture of Mamou and Kissidougou.

            ...
            https://guinee7.com/fievre-lassa-auc...a-kissidougou/
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            See also (in French):
            Situation report No. 2 of Lassa fever in Guinea


            News
            By Jean Traore On Feb 6, 2019

            https://anss-guinee.org/?p=2463
            "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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            • #7
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              February 8, 2019 To 17 05 41 02412 Posted By Guineematin

              TOP, News, My Region, Mamou, Middle Guinea, Health

              Lassa fever in Guinea: another suspect dies at Mamou hospital

              A woman with warning signs of lassa fever was admitted yesterday, Thursday, February 07, 2019, to the Mamou Regional Hospital. This suspect, whose identity has not yet been revealed to the general public, died a few hours after being taken to the epidemiological diseases treatment center of the hospital.

              If the results of the laboratory tests conclude with lassa fever, this case would bring to two, in less than two weeks, the number of people who died as a result of this haemorrhagic disease which can be transmitted to humans by rodents.

              According to information entrusted to Guineematin.com on Friday, this suspicious case has been reported in Our?-Kaba, a sub-prefecture located about sixty kilometers from the capital of the prefecture of Mamou. The woman (whose identity was not revealed) was vomiting blood. She was evacuated to Mamou where he was admitted to the Epidemiological Disease Treatment Center at the Regional Hospital compound.

              Joined on the phone by a journalist from Guineematin.com, the general director of the Mamou regional hospital, Dr. Abdoulaye Kader Camara, confirmed this information while adding that samples have already been sent to Coankry for laboratory analyzes in order to to know if it is, yes or no, fever of lassa.

              "Indeed, yesterday (Thursday), we were questioned by our agents about the case of a patient who is in Our?-kaba. And, who would suspect lassa fever. Because he vomited blood. Immediately, a team was mobilized. We went to get the patient. From there (Our?-kaba) even, samples were taken and sent to Conakry for results, "said Dr. Kader Camara, adding that all the arrangements were already made at the regional hospital of Mamou to welcome the patient.

              "As soon as he (the patient) arrived at the regional hospital, around 4 pm, continues Dr. Kader Camara, the care began with the treatment prescribed for this purpose. Very unfortunately, at one o'clock in the morning, he gave up the ghost. Currently, we are in the phase of the treatment of the body for a safe burial, "said the doctor, joined on the phone by Guineematin.com a little more, in the day of this Friday.

              Regarding the results of the samples sent to Conakry, the Director General of the Regional Hospital of Mamou indicates that it is necessary to wait at least 6 hours to have the results of the laboratory. However, before the results come, says Dr. Kader Camara, "It can not be said that this is lassa fever. But, it is still a suspect who presents the signs of the said disease ".

              On January 28, a confirmed case of lassa fever was already recorded in Mamou prefecture. The patient, a 35-year-old man, had come from Kissidougou. He died the next day (January 29) at the Mamou Regional Hospital. And, according to the health authorities of Guinea, 82 contacts were recorded in the prefectures of Kissidougou and Mamou. "These contacts are currently being followed. None of them has yet shown signs of lassa fever, "reassured the director general of the ANSS (National Agency for Health Security), Dr. Sakoba Keita, who received reporters this week.

              But, for the Director General of the Mamou Regional Hospital, Dr. Abdoulaye Kader Camara, "none of the contacts identified at Mamou has any connection with the patient from Kissidougou who died as a result of Lassa fever."

              Mamadou Ba?lo Ke?ta for Guineematin.com

              https://guineematin.com/2019/02/08/f...ital-de-mamou/
              "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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              • #8
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                February 9, 2019 to 19 07 48 02482

                Posted By Guineematin News, My Region, Mamou, Middle Guinea, Health

                Relief in Mamou: the suspect did not die of lassa fever (Hospital)

                This is good news for the people of the crossroads city. The results of the analyzes carried out on the samples of the patient who died on the night of Thursday to Friday, February 8, at the regional hospital of Mamou, reveal that this patient did not die of lassa fever. The information was confirmed in Guineematin.com by Dr. Kader Camara, General Manager of the Regional Hospital of Mamou, attached to the phone in the afternoon of this Saturday, 09 February 2019.

                "Negative! The results are negative. The suspect who was evacuated Thursday from Oure-kaba and who died at one o'clock in the morning at the Mamou Regional Hospital is not dead from lassa. It's negative! The results say it's negative, "said Dr. Kader Camara insistently, without saying what the woman who was vomiting blood was finally a victim.

                Recall that on Monday, January 28, a confirmed case of lassa fever was recorded in the Mamou prefecture. The patient, a 35-year-old man, had come from Kissidougou prefecture. He died the next day (Tuesday, January 29) at the Mamou Regional Hospital.

                Mamadou Ba?lo Ke?ta for Guineematin.com

                https://guineematin.com/2019/02/09/s...lassa-hopital/
                "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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