Via Le Jour, an AFP report: Guinea: The viral epidemic in southern Guinea is an Ebola (Official). The Google translation:
An outbreak of viral hemorrhagic fever that has gripped the southern Guinea is Ebola and killed 34, according to a new report said Saturday in Conakry AFP chief Prevention Division in the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Dr. Sakoba Keita.
The Guinean Ministry of Health had reported Friday that an outbreak of viral hemorrhagic fever had killed 29 people since February 9 in Guinea. He did not specify the nature of the fever.
The epidemic is Ebola, as the diagnosis is in Lyon, France, said Dr. Keita. "In yesterday (Friday) we got the first results from Lyon we announced the presence of Ebola fever virus as the cause of this outbreak of febrile fever mainly in Forest Guinea," he said.
"As of today, we identified 49 cases with 34 deaths," said he added. The disease is manifested by a fever, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue pronounced and sometimes bleeding.
Medical international organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced on Saturday the launch of an emergency in the country. "Twenty-four doctors, nurses, logisticians and specialists in hygiene and sanitation are already in place while others will strengthen the team in the coming days," MSF said in a statement.
Guinean authorities announced Friday it had decided to "free treatment for all patients in the isolation centers", the "census of all persons who have had direct contact with the patients who died and those with signs" of disease.