Published On: Mon, Mar 24th, 2014

Guinea Ebola outbreak up to 86 cases, six suspected cases investigated in Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported an Ebola outbreak update today for the African country of Guinea.



The Guinea Ministry of Health notified the UN health body that there is now a total of 86 cases including 59 deaths (case fatality ratio: 68.5%) as of Mar. 24.

The cases have been reported in Guekedou, Macenta, Nzerekore and Kissidougou districts. In addition, three suspect cases including two deaths in Conakry are under investigation.

In neighboring Liberia, officials are reporting at least six “suspected” cases.

“As of this morning six cases have been reported of which five have already died — four female adults and one male child. One of the suspected cases, a female child, is under treatment,” Liberian Health Minister Walter Gwenigale said in a statement.

The patients came from Guinea for treatment to hospitals in the northern Liberian county of Lofa, Gwenigale said, adding that inspectors had been in the area since Friday.

“The team is already investigating the situation, tracing contacts, collecting blood samples and sensitizing local health authorities on the disease,” he added.

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