By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea has grown to 17 total cases (13 confirmed and 4 probable) and eight deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a number of filamentous Ebola virus particles (red) that had budded from the surface of a VERO cell (blue-gray) of the African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line./NIAID

The outbreak was declared on February 14.

Currently, only one health district is active (reporting at least one confirmed cases) and six health districts are on alert (have at least one contact) out of 38.

Vaccination has started, with a cumulative total of 1097 people vaccinated, including 164 high-risk contacts, 758 contacts-of-contacts and 175 probable contacts, including 314 healthcare workers.