Via Le Jour: Guinea: an unknown disease evokes Ebola and yellow fever. The full report in Google translation, slightly edited:
In Guinea, a yet unidentified disease has appeared in the forest south near the Sierra Leone border since February 9. It has caused at least 23 deaths. Health authorities with the support of WHO and MSF Switzerland are active on the ground to find the name and origin of this disease to eradicate.
"This disease is primarily manifested by fever, diarrhea, vomiting, in some patients, says Dr. Sakoba Keita, Chief Prevention Officer at the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene. "We recorded 36 cases and 23 deaths. Prefectures Guékédou and Macenta are most affected."
The doctor mentioned as tracks, "among other diseases mentioned are the cases of hemorrhagic fever." He was referring to the Lassa fever, Ebola fever, yellow fever and leptospirosis. They are known diseases, including yellow fever, which is treated each year in this country.
Guinean health services have made 36 samples, 8 arrived in Paris on Monday. They were transferred to Lyon, where the results of analysis of these samples should be sent in Guinea within forty-eight hours.