Via Le Jour, a Guinean source, an AGP report: Health: a miraculous disease is nearly thirty dead in forest area. The Google translation from French, slightly edited:
A '' miraculous'' disease is currently wreaking havoc in several prefectures in the forest region, we learn from health sources. This disease is manifested by vomiting accompanied by diarrhea and bleeding from the mouth, anus, nose and ear. It has caused more than twenty (20) dead since its appearance.
The prefectures of Macenta and Gueckédou are affected by this public health epidemic causing the latest 28 deaths of 38 cases detected. The causes of this epidemic have not yet been identified despite the presence of experts rushed to the ground, reports the Guinean Press Agency (AGP).
The prefectural Director of Health (DPS) in Macenta, Dr. Mamadou Diallo, quoted by the same source, reported dead with symptoms of general fatigue, fever, diarrhea and vomiting; in addition to these signs, some have the hiccups, two others developed signs of bleeding.
In Gueckédou, Health staff in the prefecture are dedicated to finding the causes of this condition until the intervention of the Ministry of Health. According to a medical source contacted Wednesday, a victim was recorded in Conakry. But doctors bring him intensive care.
Today, we learn, the experts of the World Health Organization (WHO), managers of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) and specialists in infectious diseases from Donka National Hospital and laboratory and viral hemorrhagic fever reached Macenta to first establish the chain of contamination, then draw on the case to identify the causative agent.
In any case, this disease causes psychosis in the region. The authorities in charge of the sector are activated to stop the spread of the epidemic.