Via Guinee7.com: Ebola N'zérékoré: the details of Dr Sakoba Keita. [Ebola in N'zérékoré: the details of Dr. Sakoba Keita] Edited excerpt from the Google translation:
Following the resurgence of new cases of the disease hemo[rrhagic fever Ebola in Guinea, specifically in the sub-prefecture of Koropara, N'zérékoré prefecture in Forest Guinea, the National Coordination of the fight against Ebola held a crisis meeting, Friday, March 18, 2016, at its headquarters, combining its partners struggle to find strategies need to quickly ban the spread of this disease, according to the AGP news service.
On leaving the meeting, the national coordinator of the fight against Ebola, Dr Sakoba Keita said: "We were informed the day before yesterday of three successive deaths in one family in 21 days. Our monitoring teams, in collaboration with the community, had passed the message in the region, indicating that any family who recorded successive deaths in the interval of 21 days should suspect the presence of Ebola. And that's what was done. So our teams worked in collaboration with the Administration so that we can contact the family. It was found that they had four suspected cases of Ebola and we have taken samples. Of the four, there are two subjects who have had their samples test positive for Ebola haemorrhagic virus. So from that moment on, we consider a re-emergence of Ebola in the locality."
To prevent the spread of this disease, Dr Sakoba reported that the team in N'zérékoré was strengthened to prepare the coordination of interventions.
After this first crisis meeting over the resurgence of the disease, urgent measures were taken.
"First, that everything must be done with the support of the authorities, citizens of the sub-prefecture of Koropara and all citizens, including the local and national press, so that the coordination can obtain membership, the support, acceptance of the population of Koropara, the intervention of agents and other partners on the ground.
"The second point is to send a joint fact-finding mission (Ministry of Health, WHO and CDC) in the area to check if there are any other cases and to confirm the case counts. And once this is done, we will put the area under quarantine while the teams that will camp at Koropara are already prepared for contact tracing. There will be a triage team that will extract all suspected cases for which provisions are made for their food and that of families where there will be cases. It will also promote hygiene in the locality.
"The third point is set up a team to ensure dignified and secure burial for all deaths are taken. Establish a flat form of communication to resolve disputes that may arise between people and Coordination teams. At the same time explain the justification for their interventions in the locality. A radio station will be mobilized in Koropara sub-prefecture to relay all information and messages that will be given for the population to counteract the rumors circulating in the community," said the national coordinator .