Via Seneweb News: "None of the people in contact with the patient has shown clinical signs'. Excerpt:
Five days after the onset of the first imported case of Ebola virus, the Director of Health, Dr Pape Amadou Diack, informs the national epidemic situation is under control. Dr Diack said that the state of health of the patient is very favorable and all the people who were in contact with him have not shown clinical signs.
The current situation of the epidemic. "In terms of the sub-region, it is counted more than three thousand cases between Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. Compared with this figure, one half is the number of deaths, a mortality of about 50%.
"But it is much more serious in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, in Senegal since March, when we were informed, in surveillance, protection and prevention have been implemented.
"And it is that our country recently recorded its first imported case. This is a young Guinean student who escaped the surveillance of Guinean health services and who arrived in Senegal since 13 August. It has been spotted that on August 27 last and was admitted to the infectious disease services of Fann hospital.
"But in this case, the key is to follow the people with whom he was in contact. Thus, these subjects have been identified so far, they are subject to a permanent monitoring. And for the moment, in relation to these subjects contacted, there is no need to worry. No clinical signs of the Ebola virus has not yet appeared. For now, Senegal has only one case and that is imported."
The clinical situation of the patient.
"The clinical course of the young Guinean, however, is really favorable. It does not tend to the aggravation, making that there are chances of recovery. For now, we have not yet worrying signs compared to Ebola. Moreover, it may have other health problems, but all this is taken into account.
"In terms of the results that was received today (yesterday), we are still awaiting reports from the Clinique Pasteur is studying it. But we must recognize that even with the first samples, the positivity was not very high. And sampling will continue until there is negativity. "