Via Guineénews.org: Ebola: Doctors Without Borders installs a transit center in Macenta for the rapid identification of patients. Excerpt from the Google translation:
Following the numerous Ebola cases in the prefecture Macenta and at the request of the prefecture authorities, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, is to install a transit center to control patients prior to transfer to the processing center of Ebola patients Guéckou, confirmed Marc Poncin, MSF Emergency Coordinator in Guinea.
The installation of the center, he said, is part of the new strategy of the Ministry of Health in order to identify patients suffering from Ebola to their rapid transfer to the treatment center Guéckédou and monitoring contacts.
According to Marc Poncin, 80% of patients who are at the center of Guéckédou just Macenta considered "the hottest point of the country." This led to the installation of the transit center where patients do not stay overnight before being transferred to Guéckédou after control.
"The situation is very worrying, but we will do everything to control," explained Marc Poncin.
The fight against the disease Ebola encounters difficulties in the prefecture of Macenta where people are still struggling to recognize the existence of the disease.
The reluctance of people in some localities also prevent medical patients to have access to teams, as is the case in Sub-prefecture Koyama, where Ebola yet prevalent. It is in this Subprefecture the Prefect and a medical team were recently taken hostage by young men while on outreach session in a room where many villagers had responded to the call.