By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Health authorities in Guinea have reported a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Kankan region–outside the Gouecké, Nzérékoré and Conakary areas.

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This is the first case of Ebola recorded in Léro in the prefecture of Siguiri.

On Saturday, the regional health director of Kankan, Dr Mohamed Sacko Sylla discussed the case:

It is a man in his thirties who left the forest region to go to Lero, in the prefecture of Siguiri who was confirmed to be carrying the Ebola virus in Léro. It is the prefectural directorate of health of Siguiri who informed of the situation in order to make arrangements to evacuate him. The patient is from N’zérékoré. We immediately dispatched an ambulance to find him on site to evacuate him to the epidemiological treatment center of Nzérékoré“, he said.

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“We have already dispatched a team to look for the Contacts cases in the area. At the moment, we cannot say exactly the number of contacts, our teams are working in the field. That’s after that we are going try to make the connection,” said Dr Mohamed Sacko Sylla.

Dr Moussa Cissé, Prefectural Director of Health of Siguiri, indicated that nine (9) contacts were found in Siguirini.  “I sent a team of 4 to four people to find all the contacts,” explained Dr Cissé.

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For more “numbers” details on the Ebola situation in Guinea, see the tweet below: