By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) reported today a new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case  in Soulouta village, N’Zérékoré Prefecture, Guinea.

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This is the first reported case since March 4. This brings the outbreak total to 19 confirmed and probable cases and nine deaths.

The EVD outbreak in Guinea was declared on February 14 this year.

The US CDC says EVD is a rare and deadly disease that periodically causes outbreaks in several African countries. It is spread by contact with blood or body fluids of a person infected with Ebola virus. It is also spread by contact with contaminated objects or infected animals.

Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, and unexplained bleeding or bruising.