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Ebola epidemic re-declared in Guinea: “More deadly than Covid-19”


Guinea Ebola After the death of at least 3 people and 4 active incidents, the country was again declared an Ebola epidemic.

Guinea warns of Ebola after Congo Seven people in Guinea’s Goueke state were hospitalized with diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding after attending the funeral. The Ministry of Health said in a statement, 3 out of 7 people died due to Ebola, and 4 people were quarantined. Guinea has previously faced an Ebola epidemic, and the ministry said in a statement that “in accordance with international health regulations, the Guinean government has declared a new Ebola epidemic.” The ministry said health workers were working to monitor Ebola cases and isolate the incidents, while Goueke said a treatment center would be opened.

The WHO was asked to vaccinate

Expressing their desire for Ebola vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO), Guinean Ministry of Health officials said the new vaccines have significantly increased the survival rate of those infected with Ebola in recent years. Commenting on WHO’s fight against Ebola, WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti said in a statement on social media, “WHO is increasing its readiness for this potential resurgence of Ebola in West Africa, which was hit by Ebola in 2014.”

11 thousand 300 people died

An Ebola epidemic that broke out in Nzerekora, Guinea’s second-largest city in West Africa, between 2013 and 2016 killed at least 11,300 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

More deadly than Covid-19

Ebola comes in contact with body fluids and causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. Ebola, which has a much higher mortality rate than Covid-19, is not asymptomatic, unlike Covid-19.

Ebola cases were also detected in Congo

A recent statement from the Congolese Ministry of Health said Ebola had been detected in a woman in the Biena region of Butembo, Congo on February 1. The ministry said the woman, who was infected with the Ebola virus, died on February 3 at a hospital in Butembo. The infected woman was married to a man infected with the previous Ebola epidemic, the Ministry of Health said, work has begun on the incident. In Congo, on February 7, the 4th Ebola case was detected in the province of North Kivu.

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