Via Guinéenews.org, a non-Ebola report: Health administrative region of Kankan affected by meningitis. Excerpt from a Google translation:
Administrative region of Kankan, is currently affected by meningitis, particularly in the prefectures of Kouroussa and Siguiri Mandiana.
According to various health sources of the Regional Directorate of Health Kankan, meningitis has already reached the epidemic threshold (the number of cases multiplied over weeks) in these three prefectures of Upper Guinea where it is enormously hot these time.
In the prefecture of Mandiana for example, is in the first week of January 2014 the first cases were reported in the area where the current temperature exceeds 42° C [107ºF]. From January to today, more than 44 cases of meningitis were recorded including one death, according to our sources.
This disease strikes currently several sub-prefectures of anxiety Mandiana the inhabitants of this town located more than 760 kilometers from the capital Conakry.
Continuing our sources say that 66% of detected cases have occurred in the period 12 to 23 March 2014 and the majority of those affected are children aged 0-14 years.
At the moment, the health authorities of the region refrain to make a formal declaration of epidemic pretext, "only the Minister of Health is empowered to declare an epidemic."
By way of support, some partners such as UNICEF and WHO have donated equipment and supplies to health authorities in five prefectures of the region. Launched in the same Doctors Without Borders has trained some health workers Mandiana to deal with this epidemic.
For the record, in 2013, 30 cases of meningitis, including four deaths were recorded in the prefecture of Mandiana.