By NewsDesk @bactiman63
As the Democratic Republic of the Congo reports at least three confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in the past week, more than 2,000 miles away, Guinea’s Health Minister provided details on the alleged return of the Ebola hemorrhagic disease in Guinea, according to local media.
Doctor Colonel Rémy Lamah announced that extensive investigations are being made to have the confirmation or not that the patients currently in care are suffering from Ebola.
He said, however, that the results of the first tests carried out in local laboratories in the forest region would have confirmed cases of Ebola, a disease manifested by fever, vomiting and diarrhea.
“The patients all come from the sub-prefecture of Goueké, located about 45 kilometers from Nzérékoré, but since yesterday we have been monitoring the situation. We have already made all the arrangements even before the samples are sent to the Gueckedou laboratory”, he said.
“At the moment, there are three patients who are hospitalized at the CTEPI of Nzérékoré, there have already been three cases of death for the moment “, announced the Minister of Health.
The doctor colonel Rémy Lamah specifies that it is necessary to await the results of the second opinion of the samples in the laboratories of Conakry, before making any declaration. The samples taken from the sick have already arrived.
” Before making any statement, we await the results of the second opinion, the samples have already arrived here, ” said the Minister of Health.
Guinea was declared Ebola-free in June 2016, two and a half years after the first case was discovered. The West Africa EVD outbreak ended with more than 28,600 cases and 11,325 deaths.