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  • Guinea - Lassa fever outbreak 2024

    WEEKLY BULLETIN ON OUTBREAKS
    AND OTHER EMERGENCIES

    Week 5: 29 January - 4 February 2024
    Data as reported by: 17:00; 4 February 2024

    ...
    All events currently being monitored by WHO AFRO
    ...

    Guinea
    Lassa fever


    Grade Ungraded
    Date notified to WCO 3-Feb-24
    Start of reporting period 25-Jan-24
    End of reporting period 3-Feb-24

    Total cases 1
    Cases Confirmed 1
    Deaths 0
    CFR


    On 03 February 2024, WHO was notified of a confirmed case of Lassa fever in a 40-year-old driver of N'Zérékoré prefecture, Guinée forestière region of southeastern Guinea. The case-patient is under care at the N'Zérékoré regional hospital. A total of 19 contacts were initially identified. Investigations are ongoing.​

    This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. This week’s articles cover: Diphtheria in Guinea Measles in Ethiopia Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan


    "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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