Via Le Jour, a report co-authored by Dr. Sakoba Keïta, Chief of the Ministry of Health's Prevention Division: Information on the Ebola virus in Guinea-Conakry. Excerpt from a Google translation:
Epidemiological situation March 26, 2014
Two new suspected cases of viral hemorrhagic fever were reported in Guékédou (01 cases) and Kankan (01).
In addition three deaths occurred in Kissidougou (1 death), Macenta (1 death) and Kankan (1 death).
An investigation is underway in Kankan for additional information. Arrangements are made for a review of the rapid sample.
The burial of this case was done under the supervision of the health authorities of the Region of Kankan and the Guinean Red Cross.
The cumulative suspected cases recorded from January to March 26, 2014, gives a total of 88 cases of suspected viral haemorrhagic fever with 63 deaths (including 36 community deaths) is a fatality rate of 71.5% .
These cases and deaths are as follows: Guékédou (case 61/45 deaths); Macenta (19 cases / 12 deaths) Kissidougou (7 cases / 5 deaths) and Kankan (1 case and 1 death).
So far samples of 37 subjects suspected cases were examined and 11 cases were positive in Filovirus EBOLA
• Installation Centres isolation of patients in affected prefectures;
• Systematic disinfections home cases and deaths;
• Finalization of action response plan;
• Advocacy for greater mobilization of resources;
• Transmission of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and support in the affected areas, (a first stock of MPI is already available on the land at the date of 22 March 2014. latter conveyed by the Minister of Health).
• Strengthening epidemiological surveillance,
• virological examination of samples collected
• Awareness door to door distribution of hygiene in the villages or neighborhoods affected kits;
• Check the response teams from WHO and MSF (epidemiologists, prevention and control of viral haemorrhagic fevers, logisticians, data managers, communication specialists and anthropologists) to join the Guinean health authorities for the efficient management of the epidemic.