Ebola was officially confirmed in Sierra Leone on Sunday May 25th this year and only one (1) woman was confirmed having the disease.
Below are official up dates of Ebola suspected cases, confirmed cased and death rates respectively
Monday 2nd June 2014
Thursday 6th June 2014
Monday 9th June 2014
via Ebola update | Sierra Express Media.
Freetown, May 30, 014 (SLENA) – The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has Confirmed 14 cases of Ebola and four deaths as of May 29, 2014.
Making the disclosure at the Inter-Ministerial committee on Ebola meeting held in the Health Ministry’s Conference hall in Freetown, Health and Sanitation Minister, Miatta Kargbo said out of the deaths, one died in the Kenema Hospital, one in the Kailahun community, and the two other deaths occurred in Liberia from patients who discharged themselves from hospital to reside in Liberia.
via 14 confirmed Ebola cases and 4 deaths revealed | Sierra Express Media.
CONAKRY, May 4 (Xinhua) — The Ebola virus has killed 81 people out of 127 confirmed cases in Guinea so far this year, according to a latest update from the Guiean Health Ministry.
Guinean Health Ministry official Sakoba Keita said as of May 2, six new cases were reported in the West African country, with one in capital Conakry and five in the southeast town of Guekedou, the epicenter of the epidemic.
First discovered in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks in Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), the Ebola virus was named after the Ebola River where the DR Congo outbreak was found in a nearby village.
via Guinea’s Ebola death toll rises to 81 – Xinhua | English.news.cn.
As of 18:00 on 26 April 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 224 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 143 deaths. To date, 202 patients have been tested for ebolavirus infection and 121 cases have been laboratory confirmed, including 74 deaths. In addition, 41 cases (34 deaths) meet the probable case definition for EVD and 62 cases (35 deaths) are classified as suspected cases. A revised number of 25 health care workers (HCW) have been affected (19 confirmed), with 16 deaths (12 confirmed); the number of HCW was previously reported as 26.
via WHO | Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update.
Conakry / Brussels / Geneva, 31 March 2014 – With eight confirmed cases of Ebola reported in the capital Conakry, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is facing an unprecedented epidemic in terms of the distribution of cases now scattered in several locations in Guinea.
“We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases in the country: Gueckedou, Macenta Kissidougou, Nzerekore, and now Conakry,” said Mariano Lugli, coordinator of MSF’s project in Conakry.
via Guinea: Mobilisation against an unprecedented Ebola epidemic | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International.
So Guinea now sees a big jump in total cases, from 88 to 112, and a rise in deaths from 66 to 70. (Not all VHF cases may be Ebola, but that’s a distinction lost on the dead.)
We also have confirmation of the report of the two healthcare workers at Kipé, and we have an example of how a simple and loving ritual—the touching of a loved one’s body before burial—can have a disastrous effect on other family members.
via H5N1: Guinea: More Ebola cases reported in Conakry, interior.
Total fail in actually getting word out to people and about how this is different!
The minister said the virus appeared to have been transmitted by an old man who showed symptoms of haemorrhagic fever after visiting Dinguiraye in central Guinea, far from the identified outbreaks of Ebola in the remote southeast.
Four of the man’s brothers, who attended his funeral in the central town of Dabola, started to show the same symptoms and were tested for Ebola on their return to Conakry.
“The four tested positive,” Lamah told Reuters. “They have been placed in an isolation ward in Donka hospital.” The old man’s family has also been quarantined, the minister said.
The spread of the disease to Conakry, a city of some 2 million people, marked an escalation in the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, which ranks as one of the poorest nations on earth despite rich deposits of bauxite and iron ore. As of Wednesday, 63 deaths had been reported from suspected cases of infections.
via H5N1: Four cases of Ebola confirmed in Guinean capital Conakry.
U.S. Embassy Medical Practitioner attended the World Health Organization (WHO) Ebola Task Force meeting hosted by WHO today and reports:
• There are a total of 88 suspected individuals of hemorrhagic fever in Guinea.
• 63 of these individuals have died.
• Out of 37 samples, 11 have tested positive for the Ebola virus to date.
• All of the positive tests have come from the far South Eastern Region of Guinea.
• There have been NO proven Ebola cases in Conakry and at this time there are NO suspected cases in Conakry.
via H5N1: Guinea: Ebola update from the US Embassy.
An outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever is currently ongoing in Guinea. Eighty cases were reported, including 59 deaths. This is the first such outbreak in Guinea.
As of 23 March 2014, the situation in Sierra Leone is also under investigation, as there are concerns about the disease’s spread in the districts which border affected prefectures in Guinea.
via Publications – ebola-guinea-rapid-risk-assessment.pdf.