By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

To date, no new cases or deaths from Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in Guinea and the 42-day countdown that was started on 8 May 2021 to declare the end of Guinea’s EVD outbreak gets closer.

Image/Dr. Frederick Murphy,CDC

Cumulatively 23 cases, 12 deaths (CFR: 52.1%), and 10 recoveries of EVD have been reported. This includes five health care workers.

A total of 10,873 persons have been vaccinated against EVD in Guinea since the beginning of the outbreak.

Guinea continues with Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) surveillance and on 17 May 2021, the Ministry of Health (MoH) declared an outbreak of Lassa fever in Yamou prefecture, NZérékoré region. A fatal case of Lassa fever was confirmed and no new case has been reported to date.