Via MaliJet.com: Communiqué on the situation of the epidemic of haemorrhagic fever Ebola virus in the Republic of Guinea. Excerpt from a lightly edited Google translation:
Under the surveillance of the epidemic of haemorrhagic fever Ebola Guinea, Mali's government informs the public that today's date no cases of haemorrhagic fever Ebola was recorded in Mali.
However, socio-health teams deployed on the ground have identified three suspects. On these three suspects, biological samples were taken. The samples were sent for analysis to the laboratory reference CDC, Atlanta, USA. Pending the results of these analyzes, subjects were placed in an isolation unit where they receive appropriate care. At present, their health improves.
Epidemiological monitoring devices are strengthened on the ground. Deployed socio-health teams are equipped with personal protective equipment and drugs for the treatment of suspected cases. An isolated site for support has been installed in the outskirts of the city of Bamako and others are being installed in other locations.
Hotlines will soon be available to the public to inform the authorities and the socio-sanitary staff all suspected cases.
The Government states that the concept of suspect does not necessarily mean haemorrhagic fever Ebola disease.
The Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene reassures national opinion concerted actions with the Guinean and Ivorian health authorities to identify the epidemic is underway. Also, a Rapid Intervention Team was set in place. It is responsible for monitoring the evolution of the situation on the ground. This team reports to a coordination team of the Department of Health and Public Hygiene. The results of his work are brought to the attention of the Interministerial Committee for outbreak management.
Government reassures the population that will be kept informed of developments whenever necessary.