By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The World Health Organization (WHO) African region reported today via tweet that the last Ebola patient in Guinea was discharged on Tuesday night in N’Zérékoré 38 days after the start of the outbreak.
With no new confirmed cases, the 42-day countdown to the end of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea has officially begun.
Since February 2021, Guinea has been facing the reappearance of the Ebola epidemic. For the first time since 2016, cases of hemorrhagic fever caused by the virus have been recorded in the county of N’Zérékoré, located in the south-east part of the country, leading to several deaths.
Cumulatively, 18 cases of EVD had been notified, including 14 confirmed and 4 probable cases. There are 9 EVD deaths recorded in total, including 5 confirmed and 4 probable cases; overall, 5 healthcare workers (HCW) have been infected by the Ebola virus leading to 2 deaths (1 confirmed and 1 probable case).
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