Via Le Jour: Dr Sakoba Keita, National Director of Prevention: "The Ebola virus is a disease of dirty hands". The Google translation:
The Ministry of Health and its partners including WHO facilitated a Saturday press conference in Conakry to discuss the outbreak of Ebola fever now raging in southern Guinea and in the capital. The balance of services available from the Department of Health is 72 deaths out of 112 cases detected.
In his introduction, the National Director of Health Promotion has the status of epidemiological Ebola to 29 March 2014. Dr Rafiou Diallo said that ten cases were detected including five deaths and here is the breakdown: Gueckédou 4 cases Macenta: 1; Dabola 1 and Conakry: 4 with 0 deaths.
Since the onset of the disease, the prefecture of Gueckédou was the most affected with 51 deaths out of 73 cases. It is followed by Macenta with 12 deaths out of 22 cases. Kissidougou has two deaths reported 7 cases. While Dabola, two cases have been reported with two deaths.
According to Dr Rafiou Diallo, the disease manifests in its infancy with fever, fatigue, accompanied by diarrhea, vomiting, sometimes with bleeding. It is transmitted by direct contact with the infected person. He appealed to the population to avoid the manipulation of monkey meat, save the mice, but also against non-essential travel in epidemiological areas. To believe Dr. Diallo, the Ministry of Health and its partners have developed a contingency plan to counter the spread of the disease. Finally, he calls everyone to serenity.
For its part, the National Director of Prevention said during the meeting that answers the maximum incubation period is twenty-one days questions. Exceeded this time, there are chances that the disease will not develop in the body because the person is not considered risk has he said. For Dr Sakoba Keita is amplified quite the spread of this disease in Guinea. Now, he says, everyone does not die of this disease. As proof, he defends himself, seven (7) people resisted Ebola virus Macenta fourteen Guékédou eight in Conakry and a person Kissidougou, who are alive today, but monitored.
"The Ebola virus is a disease of dirty hands. By washing hands with disinfectants, can block the road to this epidemic, "insist the director of prevention. According to him, the disease would have been sent to Central Africa where the disease has wreaked havoc. For hygiene measures and to avoid contamination of the disease, he recommends hygiene of the house, disinfecting rooms and handwashing. Dr Sakoba Keita calls Guineans not to panic and rumor.
Now he has announced, for greater efficiency, preventive hygiene measures will be taken in health facilities including washing hands with disinfectants to limit the spread of the virus. Finally it should be noted that six (6) doctors were swept away by Ebola in the forest region where they were in service.