Via JeuneAfrique.com: Ebola first case officially confirmed in Senegal. The Google translation.
The first case of Ebola in Senegal was confirmed Friday, August 29 by the Ministry of Health at a press conference on Friday in Dakar. The patient was quarantined at the Infectious Diseases Hospital Fann in Dakar, is a young Guinean national. The information was made public earlier on the airwaves of Radio Future Media (RFM).
"The system was strengthened to prevent spread of the disease from this imported case," assured the Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck. This Guinean student had been missing for three weeks before the teams Guinean epidemiological surveillance inform Senegal.
"We're taking back the entire route and revisit all those who have been in contact [with him]," added the minister.
A week after having closed all its sea and air land borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, Senegal finds herself turn into the eye of the storm. According to a humanitarian source in Dakar that closely follows the record, "What is worrying is the proliferation of homes. It is now the sixth country hit, which is unheard of for Ebola."
The porosity of land borders between Senegal and Guinea to fears such a scenario. After closing its borders with the neighboring country between March and May, Senegal had reopened until last week. "The defensive strategy of closing the borders is a medieval approach," argues the same humanitarian sources. "Problem is political and the North must engage appropriate means to channel the epidemic. Can not delegate such a challenge public health at the United Nations and NGOs. "