Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link to this Koaci Info report: Togo: Two suspected cases of Ebola reported in Lome. Excerpt from the Google translation:
After many false alarms, two cases of pathology of Ebola virus are reported in Lome. A 32 year old Filipino and a student Togolese nationality, are currently being monitored in isolation center located inside the University Hospital Tokoin in Lome.
The information has been confirmed by sources close to the administration of the CHU Tokoin this Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
Filipino arrived in Lome on board a ship whose final destination is Morocco. The ship arrived at the port of Lomé from Nigeria. According to early diagnosis of the patient who has attracted attention because of its incessant bleeding and vomiting, the owner suffers from chronic malaria ungroomed.
Regarding the Togolese student, she returned from a pilgrimage in Sierra Leone. According to a doctor, however, it is not gone in the region where the epidemic is rampant, but has symptoms that might suggest the epidemic.
Togo does not have a laboratory capable of detecting the virus outbreak Ebola, samples were performed on both patients and sent off for analysis. Health authorities have set up a system to prevent motion sickness. Awareness campaigns are conducted on the media.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has dispatched a specialist in Lome to audit the system put in place. Recommendations have been made to Togo for the improvement of this system.
Prime Minister who also holds the health portfolio, multiple meetings and initiatives to prevent evil and widespread panic in the country. But the lack of adequate facilities for the nursing staff, lack of training and information on the management of suspected cases, the establishment of the isolation center in the city center (CHU - Lome) are sharply denounced by some experts as being carriers of contamination risks on a large scale items.