Guinea has recorded four fatal cases of Ebola for the first time since 2016. This was announced by the Minister of Health Remi Lamaha, reports TASS citing the AFP agency.
As the minister specified, the deaths were recorded in the area of the southeastern province of Nzérékoré. “We are very concerned,” Lamaha added.
The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Andhanom Gebreyesus, said that two possible cases of Ebola infection have been reported. Confirmatory testing is currently underway.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa began in February 2014 in Guinea. It then spread beyond the country’s borders to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali. Cases have also been reported in several European countries and the United States. More than 30,000 people have been infected with the virus, and more than 12,000 of them have died.