By NewsDesk @bactiman63
In a follow-up on the first Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in Côte d’Ivoire since 1994, the 18-year-old Guinean woman has recovered from the disease, according to the health ministry Tuesday.
“We performed on the patient two biological tests which were negative in an interval of 48 hours. She is therefore declared cured,” Serge Eholie, ministry spokesman and head of the country’s infectious diseases department said.
“We are lifting her isolation today (Tuesday). She is no longer a risk of contamination. She is still very tired, we are keeping her in hospital,” the professor added.
The Ministry of Health also reported contact tracing on 82 people–33 in Côte d’Ivoire and 49 in Guinea.
The monitoring and contact follow-up team was able to trace 6 passengers of the bus in which the young lady tested positive for the Ebola virus was, thanks to the strong collaboration of the rural community. These are 3 passengers found in Duekoué and 3 in San-Pedro.
The follow-up of these 2 groups of 3 passengers made it possible to trace 33 contact cases in the 2 cities mentioned above.
In Guinea, 49 contact cases were traced according to the Guinean authorities at the regional conference of the World Health Organization (WHO).