Tag Archive: Outbreak


Guinea: Mobilization Against Ebola Epidemic

 

 

 

 

 

 

” With eight confirmed cases of Ebola reported in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is facing an unprecedented epidemic regarding the distribution of the disease, which is present in several locations in Guinea.

  To date, Guinean health authorities have recorded 122 suspected patients and 78 deaths. Other cases, suspected or diagnosed, were found in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The outbreak features the Zaire strain of the virus, the most aggressive and deadly. It kills more than nine out of 10 patients. In addition to Conakry, there are cases in Gueckedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, and Nzerekore.”

 

 

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” We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases in the country,”  said Mariano Lugli, coordinator of MSF’s project in Conakry.

  MSF continues to strengthen its teams in Guinea. By the end of the week, there will be roughly 60 international field workers experienced with addressing hemorrhagic fever divided between Conakry and in the southeast of the country.  

  Among the field workers are doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, and water and sanitation experts, as well as anthropologists. In addition, more than 40 tons of equipment have been flown into the country to try to curb the spread of the disease.”

 

Read more from Médecins Sans Frontières

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Least 59 People Dead In Guinea Ebola Outbreak

 

 

 

 

 

 

” An Ebola outbreak has killed at least 59 people in Guinea, UNICEF said, as the deadly hemorrhagic fever has quickly spread from southern communities in the West African nation.

  Experts in the country had been unable to identify the disease, whose symptoms — diarrhea, vomiting and fever — were first observed last month.

  Health Minister Remy Lamah said Saturday initial test results confirm the presence of a viral hemorrhagic fever, which according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refers to a group of viruses that affect multiple organ systems in the body.

  In a written statement, UNICEF said at least 59 out of 80 people who contracted Ebola have died. At least three of the victims were children.”

 

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” WASHINGTON DC – Engaged in a relentless battle against time and fatigue, a select group of message scientists assembled by the White House’s Center for Narrative Control say they will take “all
steps necessary” to contain a recent
outbreak of scrutonium, a deadly poll-eating supervirus that attacks the immuno-hope system, leaving victims vulnerable to material facts.

“Failure is simply not an option,” said an exhausted Mission Chief David Axelrod. “If left unchecked, this virus may actually force us to move back to Chicago.”

“Diseases related to hantavirus have now killed three people who visited Yosemite National Park this summer. What is this virus, and how did this happen?”

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Yosemite is synonymous with
stunning natural settings and a
chance to get away from it all. But in the past few weeks, Yosemite has attracted unwanted attention after a Hantavirus outbreak in the park.

  So far, eight Yosemite visitors are
confirmed to have contracted the virus,with three dead of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome—a variation of Hantavirus that’s not communicable between humans, but which can be transmitted to humans through contact with excrement, saliva, or urine from infected mice. The National Park Service, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are aggressively trying to contact people who recently visited Yosemite and could be at risk.”