Via Jeune Afrique.com: In Conakry accused of "lying" about the Ebola virus authorities. Excerpt from the Google translation:
"They lied so much, Ebola is under control, it's over Ebola Ebola is history": a doctor largest hospital in Conakry is angry and believes that these reassurances Guinean leaders have played a role in the resurgence of the epidemic.
A Donka hospital, doctor who gives only his first name, Alphadio sees daily flow of new cases of viral haemorrhagic fever in large part caused by the spread of Ebola, a highly contagious and deadly virus, for which 'there is no cure or vaccine.'
According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) dated Tuesday, epidemic hemorrhagic fever reported in January killed 270 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone 66 and 34 in Liberia, two countries bordering Guinea .
"At the moment, the situation is under control and we knock on wood so that there are no new cases", stated late April Guinean President Alpha Conde at WHO headquarters in Geneva. At the time, the epidemic had less than a hundred dead.
- Many of the "noise around the Ebola" -
A few days later, at a meeting of Heads of State of the region in Conakry, Alpha Condé thanked them for coming to his country "despite all the noise about Ebola."
This "noise" comes including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), very active in the field since? Onset of the epidemic, said Monday that only 60 active centers in Guinea, it became "out of control".
In response, President Condé called "accounts" MSF and other international organizations present in the country.
"If we have defects? Insufficiency should also tell our partners that all n?'s Not perfect in their behavior. Was given you for? Money, we do not know what is happening" with, he stated.
"Through the fault of our leaders like it or not, the disease has spread within the country," said Dr. Alphadio, adding: "They have lied so much that our partners and even populations at some given up. moment is the result, the epidemic thrives throughout the country. "
According to another doctor Donka Kankou Marah, "We all know today that the government is concerned to protect its interests and avoid telling the truth to the population at risk to chase investors."
Thierno Ousmane Camara, imam, a highly respected Muslim Guinea feature request "to the President not to minimize this disease that unfortunately continues to cast a pall of families."
An AFP journalist noted that Conakry, there was more information campaign, or radio or television, or in the streets. In bus stations, the port and the airport, the controls are kept to a minimum, or nonexistent.
Rare and ridiculous measures "prevention" are taken individually, such as the bleach buckets placed at the entrance of popular restaurants to sanitize hands.