UNICEF Guinea: Humanitarian Situation Report, 28 March 2014

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 From January to 26 March 2014, Guinea has recorded a total of 103 suspected cases of viral haemorrhagic fever with 66 deaths (including 36 community deaths), representing a case fatality rate of 64%.

 To date, 41 samples were analyzed and 15 were positively identified as Ebola virus. The epidemic affects mainly prefectures of Guéckédou, Macenta, Kissidougou, and Conakry, and the ability for the disease to reach other areas is very high.

 Five cases reported in Conakry, four confirmed Ebola, one dead.

 11 children are among the suspected cases. Three children have died.

 In addition to Ebola, three other epidemics are confronting the population of Guinea. These are: measles, meningitis, and cholera.

 The outbreak of measles, declared on 14 January, has resulted in 4,689 cases and 11 deaths.

 The meningitis outbreak has resulted in 185 cases and 13 deaths since January.

 There have been two cases of cholera in Kamsar in Maritime Guinea.

 UNICEF requires US$1.7 million to fund an immediate response in Guinea.