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Published On: Wed, Apr 2nd, 2014

Guinea Ebola numbers increase, Liberia cases remains unchanged

The Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 127 clinically compatible cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), of which 35 are laboratory confirmed by PCR. The total number includes 83 deaths (CRF 65%).  These numbers are up from 122  clinically compatible cases and 80 deaths reported Mar. 31, according to a World Health Organization update.

Ebola virus  Image/CDC

Ebola virus Image/CDC

The current number of clinical cases by place of report is Conakry (12 cases, including 4 deaths), Guekedou (79 cases/57 deaths), Macenta (23 cases/14 deaths), Kissidougou (9 cases/5 deaths), and Dabola and Djingaraye combined (4 cases/3 deaths).

In Liberia, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare reports that the number of suspected and confirmed cases (8 cases) is unchanged since 31 March, with the exception of one additional death in this group (5 deaths).

There has been no change in the situation in Sierra Leone following the deaths of 2 probable cases of EVD in one family who died in Guinea and their bodies repatriated to Sierra Leone.

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