Via Africaguinee.com: Ebola in Guinea: the NGO Plan Guinea-feared a worsening of the epidemic. Excerpt from a Google translation:
Confirmation of four suspected Ebola in Conakry has aggravated the epidemic in Guinea to a potential crisis situation. The humanitarian organization Plan International, warns that the Ebola virus may become a regional health crisis. In a statement the organization reached our editorial NGO calls for a coordinated response to multi-country emergency learned Africaguinee.com.
The organization said that government authorities and humanitarian organizations were already strained in their ability to contain the virus.
"So far, the epidemic remained confined to the area of Forest Guinea since the first suspected case was reported in January. With the confirmation of Ebola virus in Conakry, the situation has gotten much worse, " said Ibrahima Touré, Country Director of Plan in Guinea.
A large population of nearly two million people live in Conakry very difficult conditions, especially in large slums, says the NGO.
"The poor living conditions and lack of water and sanitation in most districts of Conakry pose a serious risk that the epidemic escalates into a crisis. People do not think to wash their hands when they do not have enough water to drink," said Toure.
Conakry addition, the situation in the region of the Forest Guinea, where most deaths occurred, continues to be alarming. Thursday, 10 suspected cases were reported in the region on the border with Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Plan, which has four areas of activity in Forest Guinea, receives reports from field staff that people feel powerless. "People are desperate that almost every day someone is dying. They do not know if hospitals can save because they saw health workers die," aid Joseph Gbaka Sandouno Programme Unit Manager of Plan Guékédou where 47 people have died so far.