Via Guinéenews.org: Haemorrhagic fever: the latest report of the National Crisis Committee. The Google translation:
The national crisis committee met yesterday Friday, April 4 at Conakry to decide on the course of the epidemic of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Guinea.
According to the findings of this committee, the disease has so far made 86 victims of 143 cases reported in 6 health districts of the country including the capital Conakry counts her dead 5 of 18 cases. Is generally 60 percent lethality.
Ebola and neighboring countries
In the cases of contagion reported in neighboring Guinea, the report states that in Mali, three suspected cases have been reported in people working in a mine at the border with Guinea. The samples were sent to CDC and Dakar, says the document.
In Sierra Leone, it is reassuring that there are suspected cases but noted, however, that monitoring arrangements are strengthened as well as staff training.
The report stresses against that Liberia confirmed cases died and 32 people who had contact with them, have been identified and placed under surveillance.
Symptoms of Ebola
In addition, specialists viral infections show that Ebola has an incubation period ranging from 1 to 2 weeks. According to them, it is manifested by a sudden fever with headache, muscles in the throat, severe fatigue, red eyes, rashes.
Between the fourth and fifth days, it causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and delirium. According to this document always, half of patients have bleeding in the skin, nose, mouth and bloody diarrhea. It indicates that, on average, 23 to 88 percent of people with Ebola died between 7 and 10 days after onset.
Terms fatal Ebola
Other equally important information revealed by this report indicate that the Ebola virus is not resistant to heat (30 minutes at 60° C), in the light of the sun. It is destroyed by contact with bleach, detergents, washing powder, soap. It does not survive in water or air.
The level of funds raised
Finally, with respect to the financing of response plan built around 9 points and whose cost is estimated at 4 million 500 thousand dollars, the national crisis committee recalled that the April 4, 830, 466 U.S. dollars are available, is 18 percent. Which therefore will mean that there is a GAP 3 million 682 thousand 267 U.S. dollars today lack the total budget. Or 85.1 percent.
I calculate the gap at 81.8%, which is bad enough. We know very little about how to handle Ebola, but Guinea is admitting it can't do even that little.