African Union is Going to Send Expert Group to Guinea over Ebola Outbreak
OREANDA-NEWS. The African Union's African Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will send an expert emergency response team to Guinea, where an earlier Ebola outbreak has been reported, the organization said in a press release. RIA Novosti news agency reported.
On Sunday, Guinea's health ministry announced the start of an Ebola epidemic in the Gueque sub-prefecture in the southwest of the country. According to the authorities, the measures were taken after four deaths from Ebola were reported in the country.
A statement posted on the center's website states that “The African Union Commission has been informed of the outbreak and is ready to offer full support to all African Union agencies. The African Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will continue to work with the Government of the Republic of Guinea and prepare to deploy an emergency response team. from experts in the next 48 hours. "
It is noted that the CDC, together with the West African Health Organization, will convene an emergency meeting of experts to better coordinate measures taken in Guinea and neighboring countries.
For the first time since 2016, three cases of Ebola infection have been reported in the laboratory in Guinea, according to WHO. According to preliminary investigation, the first victim of the disease was a nurse who died on 28 January. After her burial, six people showed symptoms similar to fever. Two of them died, four more were hospitalized.