Skip to comments.Guinea dispatches equipment to contain outbreak of Ebola
Posted on 03/23/2014 6:05:20 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
(Reuters) - Health officials fighting an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea on Sunday dispatched specialized medical equipment, imposed restrictions on funerals and sought to contain panic to prevent the fever from spreading.
There have been 29 confirmed deaths from the hemorrhagic fever among 59 people killed by a mysterious illness in southeastern Guinea since early February, international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said.
U.N. health officials have expressed concern that the disease, which has a fatality rate of 90 percent and has not been recorded in the West African state before, may spread to Sierra Leone after cases showing similar symptoms, including diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding, were reported there.
Guinea is rich in minerals but remains one of the least developed nations on earth, having been crippled by decades of corruption and political instability.
Its health system is stretched at the best of times.
"We need to find a solution now as all is not well in Guinea ... We don't know this disease. We need to find a solution before it arrives in Conakry, otherwise it would not be good," said Mohamed Diaby, a resident of the sprawling, rubbish-strewn seaside capital.
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It is very much in our self interest to aid MSF in their efforts.
And to think we in America are worried sh*tless about vaccinations and childhood diseases.
Another nasty disease courtesy of the third-world and an open border policy. What could go wrong?
Don’t worry, be happy, we still have Obamacare to protect us...
Rich in minerals interesting.
Just a co-inky-dink I’m sure. :)
Maybe of interest to your “Bring Out the Dead / Ebola” ping list.
I had to miss a day of work last week because I had the 24 hour ebola.
> Guinea dispatches equipment to contain outbreak of Ebola
And what would that equipment be? Napalm?
Most of what they are sending is isolation units and personal protective equipment for the medical staff. You can't put an ebola patient in the hospital because it will kill everyone there including the staff. Then you have a rampant disease and no one to fight it. According to reports five of the people who've already died were medical personnel.