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.