Via GuineeConakry.info: Ebola IN GUINEA: Where are we? The Google translation:
The fact that little is said about the outbreak of Ebola virus in recent weeks, he result of the change made in the communication strategy? Or is that the disease would it really declining, as would have us believe the Guinean authorities? After the last newsletter produced by the Presidency of the Republic, on Thursday, but only made public Saturday, we realize that the answer lies in these two cases.
Indeed, while the previous communication strategy, taking into account also suspected that the deaths whose causes are not formally (clinically) connected to the Ebola virus, the latest statistics, cleansed of these two aspects, indicate that 72 people until the date of April 24, 2014, succumbed to the terrible virus, a total of 115 confirmed cases.
Although these figures are at deplored, as such, it nevertheless they are well below those previously available to the public. Particularly quick to highlight the'' success stories'' in the management of the epidemic, the Presidency of the Republic hastens to add that 21 people have fared after being tested positive for Ebola virus .
These lucky 21 distributed as follows: 12 in Conakry, 7 and 2 Guékédou Macenta. In the same vein, the authorities also brandish the fact that 878 people under surveillance (contact persons), 588 did not show signs of the disease after 21 days of incubation. Therefore, their names were removed from the watch list. Good news, a priori. Except that the remaining 290 are waiting, also, to be fixed.
Besides these relatively positive news there which we can not rejoice. These are those relating to the progression of the epidemic. About the static from the Presidency of the Republic indicate that six new confirmed cases have been reported between 17 and 24 April. That these five cases occurring in Guéckédou, this city in the south remains the main focus of the spread of the disease. But in this latest information, the most disturbing lies in the temporary interval during which the new cases were recorded.
This interval information in effect to the fact that the chain propagation is not yet controlled. However, it is at this level where is the biggest challenge. Hence the need to continue and intensify the fight.