The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Guinea declared an Ebola virus disease outbreak, with at least three deaths and four other positive cases detected in the first resurgence of the virus in the country since the 2013-2016 epidemic. The latter resulted in over 11,300 deaths across the west African region.
Following a crisis meeting held on 14 of February, the Government reactivated its Ebola response technical committee and instigated a series of measures including isolation of suspect cases, contact tracing and sending an investigation teams to the south eastern province of N’zerekore, where the first cases were detected.
WHO, the Guinean and the French Red Cross amongst others, are already providing a support to the Government’s response. The neighbouring countries are on high alert.