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Several deaths from Ebola reported in Guinea – KBC

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At least three people have died from Ebola in Guinea, for the first time since 2016, Health Minister Col.Remy Lamah said.

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“At the moment, there are three patients who are hospitalized at the CTEPI [Treatment Center for Epidemics with Infectious Potential] of Nzerekore [Guinea’s second-largest city], there have already been three cases of death,” Lamah told Africa Guinee on Saturday.

According to the health minister, the patients all come from the Goueke sub-prefecture, located about 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Nzerekore.

Lamah said that further analysis needs to be completed in Conakry, Guinea’s capital, in order to confirm the Ebola cases.

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Africa Times reported on Saturday that there have been four deaths from Ebola in Guinea. Meanwhile, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reported two suspected cases of Ebola in the country.

“@WHO has been informed of two suspected cases of Ebola in Guinea-Conakry. Confirmatory testing underway. @WHOAFRO and WHO country office supporting readiness and response efforts,” Ghebreyesus wrote on Twitter.

Earlier this week, the WHO sent a rapid response team to the Democratic Republic of Congo to assist the authorities in fighting Ebola, as a new case of the virus was reported there.

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