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Published On: Fri, Jun 6th, 2014

Ebola update: 11 new cases in Guinea, nine in Sierra Leone

WHO Global Alert and Response

Between 2 and 3 June 2014, 11 new cases (8 confirmed, 1 probable and 2 suspected) and 3 new deaths were reported from Conakry (7 new cases and 1 death), Gueckedou (2 new cases and 1 death), Telimele (1 new case and 0 deaths), and Boffa (1 new case and 1 death). This brings the cumulative total number of cases and deaths attributable to Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea to 344 (207 confirmed, 81 probable, and 56 suspected cases)

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including 215 deaths. The geographical distribution of these cases and deaths is as follows: Conakry, 65 cases and 27 deaths; Gueckedou, 193 cases and 143 deaths; Macenta, 44 cases and 26 deaths; Dabola, 4 cases and 4 deaths; Kissidougou, 7 cases and 5 deaths; Dinguiraye, 1 case and 1 death; Telimele, 23 cases and 5 deaths; and Boffa, 7 cases and 4 deaths. In terms of isolation, 31 patients are currently hospitalized  6 in Conakry, 9 in Gueckedou, 15 in Telimele, and 1 in Boffa.  The number of contacts currently being followed-up countrywide is 987 distributed as follows: Conakry, 329 contacts; Gueckedou, 323 contacts; Macenta, 176 contacts; Telimele, 104 contacts; and Boffa, 55 contacts.

Sierra Leone

Between 2 and 5 June 2014, 9 new suspected cases were reported bringing the total number of EVD clinical cases to 81 (31 confirmed, 3 probable, and 47 suspected), including 6 deaths. Kailahun district is the epicentre of the outbreak in Sierra Leone. Eleven cases are currently in isolation at Kenema Hospital. The number of contacts currently being followed-up is 30. Community resistance is hindering the identification and follow-up of contacts. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

Liberia

There have been no new confirmed cases since 6 April 2014.  Eleven contacts (5 health-care workers and 6 community relatives) are currently being followed-up. These contacts are of the probable case from nearby Kailahun, Sierra Leone who died in Foya, Liberia. The dead body was taken back to Kailahun for burial.

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  6. Jeanclaude says:

    With the exit of all the major mining companies and with the reckless uncontrolled outbreak of Ebola, with the ruthless consication of private Properties, Guinea looks like a failed State.Dadis Camara is beginning to look like an Angel now

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