Via Sudeonline.sn: Ebola VIOLATES THE BORDERS SENEGALESE. Excerpt from the Google translation:
Eva Marie Colle Seck, Minister of Health faced the press yesterday, Friday, Aug. 29, to confirm the presence of the disease, with some calling for serenity and strict compliance with hygiene measures.
Land, air borders, and even maritime closed with countries affected by the Ebola virus will not help. The Senegal has recorded its first case of imported a young Guinean aged 21, a student at a university in Conakry Ebola virus.
The patient is currently in quarantine at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases Fann Chu, was being treated in his country before taking flight from there it three weeks to take refuge in Senegal. The information was given by Eva Marie Colle Seck, Minister of Health and Social Welfare, yesterday Friday, August 29.
To the press, the Minister explained that epidemiological monitoring teams operating in the Republic of Guinea reported missing for 3 weeks of a case who had contact with people infected with Ebola virus. Following this information, investigations were conducted. This research has allowed to locate "at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases Chn Fann" Has she revealed.
According to the Minister of Health, the young Guinean "appeared in consultation Tuesday, August 26 at the aforementioned hospital, an infectious table without hemorrhage, concealing the information that he had contacts in Guinea with relatives affected by the disease." The patient is, she says, "quarantined and has a proper support," moreover, "in a satisfactory condition."
Therefore, to prevent the spread of the disease throughout the country, the Minister informed that "the monitoring and response to Ebola virus has been strengthened." Better, they argued that all committees have been strengthened, as is increasing safety equipment to prevent the disease from spreading, according to the response plan in place since the onset of the disease in Africa West.
"We're taking back the entire route and revisit all those who have been in contact with the patient," said the Minister of Health regarding the traceability of contact case. A "hard core" of the team responsible traceability of the patient, consisting of the Director of Monitoring of the Ministry of Health, a representative of the WHO and the Pasteur Institute, an epidemiologist, has been set up, according to the Insurance Eva Marie Colle Seck.
In addition, she noted the accompaniment of the Pasteur Institute and all partners of Senegal, who will meet under the leadership of the WHO, possibly to see how to help the country in its response plan.
Presumably the Guinean had a long incubation period for his case, and may have looked all right even after he arrived in Dakar. It's hard to imagine travelling long with a full-blown case, least of all in a region as jittery as West Africa.