Via Le Jour, a PANA report: Ebola virus: re-emergence of new cases in Guinea. Excerpt from the Google translation:
The resurgence of the Ebola virus in some areas of Guinea remains "an emerging concern" of the health authorities of the country, told PANA Saturday, the head of the Division of Disease Prevention Department of Health, Dr. Sakhoba Keita.
Area Faranah in Upper Guinea, he says, suddenly became "a major concern" because of the massive return of many Guineans in Sierra Leone and neighboring Liberia, also affected by Ebola.
"These new patients have returned to the fold before taking the national health emergency decision by the head of state (...). We record an average of two to three new cases per day, patients who come along the border between the two neighboring countries, "he said.
Prefecture Macenta in Forest Guinea (South) which is party the first case in January, which, he said, made two months without new cases has become "the main focus" of the new cases registered are also found in the towns of Youmou and Guéckédou in the same region.
He said that 45 cases were confirmed in Macenta and 75 confirmed contacts. As of August 14, 515 confirmed cases were reported in the country, while 378 patients have died and 18 are under observation in hospitals in Conakry, Siguiri and N'Zérékoré in the southern region.
Health Ministry official ensures that "practical and robust measures" were taken to cut the chain of transmission. Patients will no longer return to their homes, but must be sent to treatment centers and those who oppose it, as stated in the text of the decree establishing a national health emergency, will be prosecuted and brought before courts.
Taxi drivers making long trips, he says, are increasingly affected by the disease, as was the case recently in Siguiri (South West) and N'Zérékoré where drivers have embarked sick. A young driver -mechanic 25 years old, living Dubréka, about 60 km from the capital, would have gone sick of Sierra Leone in early August and will die of Ebola fever diagnosed, told by officials of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), including hundreds of experts and other workers in Guinea since the beginning of the epidemic.
"Forty people quarantined Dubréka and that during the 21 days of the incubation period during which they will be followed by specializing in the fight against Ebola "doctors, said Dr. Keita.
Decree establishing a national health emergency made last Wednesday, stressed the erection of checkpoints at the borders, prompting health authorities to allow at least 41 next week. Health workers and security forces that will be deployed will receive hygiene kits available for their protection.