Via GuineeConakry.info: EBOLA IN GUINEA: Above all, do not panic ... The Google translation, slightly edited:
Despite efforts by the Government to reassure people, panic is more noticeable. The announcement of the continued evolution of the disease in the Guinean capital in particular, there is something. Although the forest area remains the main focus of the virus.
The psychological effects of the epidemic virus now beginning to be felt in the behavior of the Guinean people. The Guinea-Senegal border closed, the concert with Youssou N'Dour, and the General Assembly UFDG canceled; nightclubs in Conakry and other cultural spaces of the Guinean capital unfrequented by this weekend ... the list collateral damage from the virus grows.
Certainly well before the Faculty of Sidya Touré was the first to suspend its General Assembly, but it is certain that the last statement issued by the authorities in relation to the balance of the epidemic is something in this sudden access of caution.
On learning that the lightning virus has now killed 70 of the 111 people it affected, and Conakry has 8 cases, including one death, people suddenly realize the potential danger that lurks.
Their fear is compounded by the fact that this evil has neither cure nor vaccine. And moreover, its mode of transmission, as illustrated by the case of the victim of Conakry, has nothing reassuring either. As a result, suddenly everyone thinks the precautions it takes to avoid the killer Ebola. Especially the international media doing their A above, the various embassies alarmist multiply instructions.
Accordingly, various meetings or other meetings, more or less public, are systematically canceled. Nobody wanted to touch someone who might carry the dangerous virus. So, Conakry could endure one of these gloomy weekends.
Yet, according to the authorities, all this panic is not justified. Insofar, with the support of bilateral and multilateral partners, efforts are made to contain and reverse the evolutionary trend of the disease.
Thus on the evening of Friday, the Ministry of Health has made a statement in which it said that the eight people whose examination proved positive in Conakry are only family members and nursing staff who cared for the victim, who was discharged Dinguiraye for burial.
The same communication, it follows that the overall forest area in general and the city in particular Guékédou remain major outbreaks of the disease. This means that compared to baseline, the overall trend remains the same. Yet it is especially desirable that it be finally reversed.