Guinea announces eight Ebola cases including three deaths
In southeastern Guinea, eight people tested positive for the Ebola virus and three of them died, the Guinean health authorities said, the first potential revival of the disease there since the worst outbreak in the world in 2013-2016.
After attending a burial in the Goueke sub-prefecture, they fell ill with diarrhoea, vomiting and bleeding. The state health protection agency ANSS said on Sunday that all eight tested positive for the virus and the five still alive have been isolated in treatment centers.
It is suspected that the last major outbreak of Ebola in West Africa began in Guinea. At least 11,300 people were killed, with the vast majority of cases registered in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
In order to confirm the diagnosis, a second round of tests is being performed and health workers are working to locate and isolate the contacts of the cases, ANSS said.