Friday, April 04, 2014

Ebola Outbreak

Western Subsaharan Africa

(Conakry, Guinea) This is a followup to a previous blog post.
Guinea's health authorities Thursday said four new ebola cases have been reported in the country, bringing the total number of ebola patients to 134 out of which 84 have succumbed to the viral disease.

The disease is mostly widespread in the southern regional towns of Gueckedou, Macenta, Kissidougou and the capital Conakry, Xinhua reported.

To curb the spread of the epidemic, the government has taken certain measures that include setting up medical isolation centres in the affected regions, disinfection of homes with suspected cases or where ebola patients have died.

The government has also undertaken mobilisation of necessary resources to provide individual protective materials to the most affected zones.

The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has equally proceeded to distribute hygiene kits to schools in areas most hit by the virus.

Ebola is a fatal disease that kills up to 90 percent of its victims.
It's feared the outbreak has spread to Sierra Leone.

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