Via GuinéeConakry.info: MEDIA: "Stop saying that onion cure Ebola," said Minister Makanéra. The Google translation:
The Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Doctor Colonel Rémy Lamah and its counterpart in the communication Alhousseny Makanera Kake, animated in the morning of Monday, March 31, 2014, a press conference dedicated to raising awareness of media people about the danger posed by the epidemic of Ebola, and the role of awareness that they have'' patriotic duty'' to play in the current situation of health crisis. An exciting mission that some journalists subtilised shamefully, by engaging in speculation obscurantist.
From the outset, the Minister of Communication indicated that the situation is serious and Ebola "is a real threat to the Guinean people, regardless of their social, political persuasions, their ethnic or their region."
To cope with this fight that appears by him as a national challenge, it is imperative that journalists undertake to play their roles highly, relaying vital information provided by experts in the field . "The risk we run is that this pandemic has no vaccine or cure. The only solution available to us is prevention through mass awareness. For this, we rely on journalists know you are."
The communications minister went further, inviting journalists to not relay the information that "onion could cure Ebola." Abundant in the same direction, the Minister of Health has urged each and others go as always to the source to collect scientific information that can be conveyed. As an epidemiologist, the doctor Rémy Lamah gave broad explanation of findings that led the government declared the epidemic in the region of the Forest Guinea.
In speaking, the spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Dr Sakoba Keita, wanted to tell the difference between that, medically known confirmed cases and suspected cases . He refers to "the evolution of the epidemic is now located at 112 cases against 78 deaths."
Dr Sakoba Keita explained that Ebola, like cholera, contracts only through the consumption of contaminated food. And to better prevent this pandemic, we must strictly observe the rules of hygiene listed by specialists.