Via Ebola Deeply: Ebola: The Executive Summary, 10/20. Excerpt:
Guinea’s capital, Conakry, is seeing a “massive spike in cases” of Ebola, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), but the French-speaking country is receiving very little attention from the English-language media.
So far, Guinea has registered 1,495 cases of the disease, including two new outbreaks last week in the districts of Faranah and Siguiri. Bloomberg reports that the Siguiri cases were registered in the foothills of Guinea’s AngloGold Ashanti mine.
Guinea’s President Alpha Conde spoke to Ebola Deeply about the impact of Ebola on the economy.
“The impact is devastating,” he said in an interview published on Friday. “The port in Conakry has seen a 33% dropoff in traffic; transportation costs are skyrocketing. These logistical difficulties make it very difficult to fight against the disease because we cannot get aid and personnel into the country.”
Guinea is indeed neglected in the English-language media, but it's not entirely the media's fault. Guinea's health ministry website was out of date years before the outbreak began, and it was hacked last spring. Still no action by the government to fix that problem.