Thanks to bobman83428005 for tweeting the link to this April 17 Guinéenews.org report: "There are 11 new cases of Ebola in Guékédou including 3 dead," says the prefect Mohamed Keita. This is bad news. Excerpt from a Google translation:
It is for the national radio (RTG) that the prefect of Guékédou Elhadj Keita Mohamed V, expressed his deep concern over the reluctance of local people to report cases of illness and death related to Ebola. "Hide a sick or death Ebola is like a bomb, and when it explodes, it can do much damage," said the prefect of Guékédou.
According Elhadj Keita Mohamed V, City Guékédou is no longer the epicenter of viral haemorrhagic fever, but it is in rural areas where the virus is currently far more victims ... "We even wanted to take steps to sanctioning citizens and local authorities that hide the sick and death," admits the prefect who directs himself prefectural crisis committee.
Speaking of the latter cases, Elhadj Mohamed V Keita said that these patients came from the outskirts of Guékédou. "They were eleven (11) patients. Among these eleven, one (1) has been tested negative and was released ten (10) tested positive and there have been three (3) deaths among these ten cases", reported the first prefectural authority; admitting anxiety and controversies that have driven these revelations, when there was a semblance of calm.
On the method used locally in case of declaration of illness or death, Keita Mohamed V explained that it is the red cross goes into the affected areas to transport the sick or bury the dead zones.
"If patients are sent and that samples will be taken within 4 hours of time were the results with the Pasteur Institute of Dakar is there ... If the case is positive, and if the guard is negative, releases," said the prefect, the phone Amara Camara, national radio, RTG.
According to the prefect, in total, one hundred and eleven (111) suspected cases of Ebola and 71 deaths were officially recorded Guékédou.
More generally, the national response committee which announced daily reports of suspected cases and deaths related to Ebola, the voice of Dr. Sakoba Keita daily, changed its strategy, it is now announcing that the case of "healing" of Ebola ...
Government figures have convinced President Alpha Condé it is keeping secret the spread of Ebola in the country that foreign countries and airlines continue to be open to Guinea; whereas this lack of information added to doubts among some Guineans already existed on the real existence of this virus in our country increases the risk behaviors of some of our compatriots.
According to some of our compatriots, "many investors are afraid to come now in Guinea and some foreigners have left the country on tiptoe they have information that would indicate that the chain propagation is not controlled and the Guinean government does not provide reliable information on the actual record from the ravages of Ebola."