Via BBC Afrique: Ebola: 4 confirmed cases in Conakry. Excerpt from a Google translation:
4 cases of Ebola virus in Conakry were confirmed Thursday, the first in the capital of Guinea.
"4 people tested positive," said Health Minister Remy Lamah to Reuters.
"They were placed in isolation in hopitale Donka".
Patients should be isolated to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus and usually fatal.
These cases are different from 3 cases of hemorrhagic fever and 2 deaths, which were detected Sunday in Conakry but after testing at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, had proved not to have been caused by Ebola.
The latest figures from the Guinean Ministry of Health, published before the revelation of the presence of Ebola virus in Conakry, indicated that 88 cases of viral hemorrhagic fever detected in southern Guinea, 63 people had died since January, either a fatality rate of 71.5%.
City Guékédou is the most affected with 45 deaths in 61 cases, followed by cities Macenta (12 deaths out of 19 cases) Kissidougou (5 deaths in 7 cases), and Kankan with one fatal case.
Click through this Wikipedia link to get a sense of what Donka Hospital is like. It is not encouraging.
And will we ever learn what those first three patients, those testing negative for Ebola, were actually dealing with?