Via Le Jour, a Xinhua report: Côte d'Ivoire borders under surveillance against the threat of Ebola. The Google translation:
Cote d'Ivoire reinforces the "motion control" not officially closed its land borders with the neighboring countries affected by the Ebola virus.
"The government has decided to take precautionary measures which include strengthening the epidemiological surveillance and control of movement of people along the border" with countries affected by the virus Ebola countries, the statement of Council of Ministers held on Wednesday.
The Ebola virus has done to date, 98 deaths in Guinea on 151 cases, five deaths six confirmed cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia six deaths out of 21 cases. In Mali, the nine suspects were declared negative.
According to the statement sent to Xinhua on Thursday, the Ivorian Ministry of Defence has taken "special measures" border west of Côte d'Ivoire Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, to "prevent the entry migrants or, where applicable, return the illegal entrants on Ivorian territory. "
On Sunday night, a bus from Ouaninou in the north-western Cote d'Ivoire, bound for Abidjan, Yamoussoukro was intercepted (center, 230 km from Abidjan) with onboard forty passengers, all of Guinean nationality.
The bus and the passengers were escorted to the Ivorian-Guinean border under police escort.
"We are surrounded by the virus, it does not take much for him to return to Côte d'Ivoire," warned the Minister of Health, Raymonde Coffie-Goudou, in a televised statement Wednesday.
"Are there cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (Ebola virus) in Côte d'Ivoire?" Questioned Thursday The Patriot (newspaper of the ruling party) revealing a "suspect" discovered Wednesday at the Centre hospitalier universitaire ( CHU) Treichville in Abidjan.
To believe the newspaper, arrived at the University Hospital with "40° C fever and bleeding" patient is under investigation for "further analysis" whose results should clarify the nature of the disease.