Four people died, and seven reportedly became ill in the southeastern region of Nzerekore, around Sunday. Guinea has now declared an Ebola pandemic due to the sudden report of deaths.
Seven people fell sick with diarrhoea, vomiting after attending a burial in Goueke, near the Liberian border.
According to the health ministry, the infected people are in treatment centres, kept in isolation.
Faced with this condition under international health regulations, the Guinean government declares an Ebola epidemic.
Dr Yuma Taido is International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. He said that they are preparing to manage the outbreak of how the epidemic began. However, they cannot explain how the epidemic took shape. Also, there’s a research team that will be heading to the outbreak’s epicentre.
Meanwhile, the regional director of WHO for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, stated in support of the epidemic response. He said that WHO supports the authorities to set up testing, contact testing, and treatment structures and bring an overall response to its full speed.
From an initial investigation finding, a nurse at the local health facility died on January, 28 of the WHO research. Moreover, following her burial, six people who attended the funeral reported Ebola-like symptoms. Also, out of those six, two have died, and remaining are in hospital in isolation.
WHO’s response to the reports of Ebola
WHO is ramping up zeal and response efforts to its potential resurgence of Ebola in West Africa. This region has suffered the same, even in the year 2014. This was a statement by the regional director of WHO on Twitter.
According to a report, the WHO has already started reaching its hand out, and supporting Liberia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone authorities. These are places among the emerging high alert reports of new Ebola cases.