Via Le Jour, a report from Bah Lynx FM radio: Ebola fever in Guinea: "A Guékédou, everyone is a suspect," said Bah Lynx FM. The Google translation:
Guéckédou the southern prefecture of Guinea, hitherto the most affected by the epidemic Ebola. Fifty-nine deaths eighty-six cases recorded throughout the national territory since January, are of this prefecture.
Similarly, of 137 suspects in total, 81 are Guékédou. Statistics that are chilling. The consequences of Ebola haemorrhagic fever are added to the batch of desolation felt by populations already this country where everything is lacking. In 2000, the rebellion was also passed by. Describing the measures taken by the medical teams on site, Bah speaks doctors dressed as astronauts.
All their bodies are covered to the extent that it is they hardly breathe air: "When you spend two hours in an isolation center, you lose two pounds," said the relevant Agency France Press. This heat is scorching and profuse perspiration.
But the most pathetic testimony is on this girl tested positive for Ebola virus while her mother and aunt were dying: "The doctors were in a dilemma: should he leave the girl where she is and it contaminates other? Or bring it into the cabin where his parents and she sees them die?"
Bah has not failed to deplore the absurd reaction of some local people who wanted to take to Doctors Without Borders, believing that they are something to do with the spread of the Ebola epidemic. Despite its status as the epicenter of Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever, the city of Guékédou is alive, according to the AFP correspondent in Guinea. The prefectural market continues to teem with world every Thursday.
If in Conakry, we see bleach, chlorine, soap or other disinfectant filed several public and private places, this does not seem the case Guékédou. In service stations, restaurants and other shops, no precaution is in sight against Ebola. Suffice to say that efforts are still needed in educating Guinean populations mostly illiterate, to stop the spread of the disease Ebola, the only drugs and vaccine is prevention.