UNICEF Guinea: Humanitarian Situation Report, 24 April 2014

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 From January to 24 April 2014, Guinea has recorded a total of 218 suspected cases of Ebola virus disease with 141 deaths -- a case fatality rate of 65%. Ebola confirmed cases and deaths stand at 115 and 72, respectively.

 To date, 281 blood samples were collected, 184 analyzed and 115 were found positive to Ebola virus. The epidemic affects mainly prefectures of Guéckédou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dinguiraye, Dabola and Conakry.

 18 children are among the suspected cases. 13 children have died.

 UNICEF and partners have sensitized and distributed chlorine and soap to 325,819 people in affected areas including Conakry

 UNICEF has distributed 604,550 bars of soaps, 204,020 bottles of chlorine, 150,000 pairs of gloves, 370 sprayers and 1,650 kg of calcium hypochlorite since the beginning of the epidemic.

 The Government has taken measures to reinforce the surveillance of the contact persons (payment of salaries of volunteers involved in the surveillance, motorbikes and other logistics were provided.)

 UNICEF has received a total of US$ 1,329,038 (US$ 523,602 from Japan Government, US$ 200,000 form OFDA/USAID, US$ 100,000 from Japan Natcom and US$ 505,436 from CERF)

 UNICEF still requires US$ 609,613 to fill the funding gap.