By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Guinean health authorities today declared the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak over today. The outbreak in Guinea was declared on February 14 this year.
This was the first time the disease resurfaced in the country since the deadly outbreak in West Africa that ended in 2016.
“I commend the affected communities, the government and people of Guinea, health workers, partners and everyone else whose dedicated efforts made it possible to contain this Ebola outbreak,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Based on the lessons learned from the 2014–16 outbreak and through rapid, coordinated response efforts, community engagement, effective public health measures and the equitable use of vaccines, Guinea managed to control the outbreak and prevent its spread beyond its borders. Our work in Guinea continues, including supporting survivors to access post-illness care.”
A total of 10,873 people have been vaccinated against Ebola virus in Guinea.
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