The Ebola epidemic in Guinea has worsened with each day adding numbers to the disease which has one of the highest morbidity among tropical infectious diseases. WHO has released its latest Ebola Virus Update and has said that 203 new cases of the deadly disease have been identified in the West African nation.
The disease has already killed 129 people 158 persons have tested positive for the Ebola virus infection. 109 cases have been confirmed in a laboratory. This also included 61 deaths.
The province wise statistics of the EVD is as follows-
- Conakry 50 cases, including 20 deaths,
- Guekedou 120 cases, including 83 deaths
- Macenta 22 cases, including 16 deaths
- Kissidougou 6 cases, including 5 deaths
- Dabola 4 cases, including 4 deaths
- And Djingaraye 1 cases, including 1 death
Laboratory confirmed cases and deaths are as follows-
- Conakry 36 cases, including 15 deaths
- Guekedou 58 cases, including 34 deaths
- Macenta 13 cases, including 10 deaths
- Kissidougou 1 cases, including 1 death
- Dabola 1 cases, including 1 death
The figures also include 4 new cases which has been isolated on 17th April. 230 people are under observation and 53 have successfully completed the 21 days follow up. 7 subjects diagnosed with the disease have been quarantined as a precautionary measure. The virus has affected 24 health care workers too.
The situation is much better in Liberia where there has not been any rise in the number of new patients. According to the data provided by the Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare MOHSW, there has been 6 confirmed cases of EVD and 2 fatalities.