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Published On: Thu, Apr 17th, 2014

Ebola cases in Guinea near 200

The number of clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and deaths associated with the disease have increased in both Guinea and Liberia, according to a World Health Organization update Thursday.

Image/Charles Humphrey

Image/Charles Humphrey

The Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported, as of Wednesday evening,  a cumulative total of 197 clinical cases of EVD, including 122 deaths. Of this number, a total of 101 cases/deaths have been laboratory confirmed.

The breakdown of cases/deaths by area is as follows: Conakry (47 cases, including 16 deaths), Guekedou (117/80), Macenta (22/16), Kissidougou (6/5), Dabola (4/4) and Djingaraye (1/1). For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page.

In Liberia, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW)  has reported a cumulative total of 27 clinical cases of EVD, including 13 deaths attributed to EVD. One new suspected case reported yesterday from Nimba County has been laboratory confirmed as a case of Lassa fever.

All suspected cases from both Mali and Sierra Leone tested to date have been negative for EVD.

 

 

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