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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:08 pm 
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Video: Ebola alongside locals Parcel sanitized unit 7
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It was in this home located in Unit 7 Parcel Assainies the Guinean student tested positive for Ebola, was kept for at least three weeks. She has been disinfected by a medical team and quarantined. The question is whether the people with whom the patient has had contact, were placed in isolation, the time to see clearer about their health.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:59 pm 
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Senegal has announced the first confirmed case in its territory, in Dakar. This is according to the Ministry of Health, a "case imported "from neighboring Guinea-Conakry. Students carrying the virus is currently quarantined at the hospital Fann in Dakar. We do not know the identity of the young man, but one begins to understand his route.

According to the Guinean authorities, the young patient, a student at a university in Conakry, is from Forécariah, on the border with Sierra Leone. He's a friend, carrying Ebola, which would have contaminated, explains Colonel Remy Lamah, Guinean Minister of Health: " He had an epidemiological link to a young student who came from Sierra Leone Forécariah and died shortly after . "

Since the announcement of the new cases of lethal Ebola, the health authorities of Guinea had gone there to secure the funeral and list the knowledge of the deceased. Among them, a young student who is unaccounted for. " The family declined the identity of contacts which unfortunately was not at the scene, said Colonel Rémy Lamah. She gave her phone number. Our teams have done everything to join him, but the number is not happening. The family were led to believe that he was traveling and did not know where he went. We were not supposed to know he was on the side of Senegal . "

According to the Senegalese Minister of Health, Awa Marie Coll Seck, he arrived there three weeks in the country. The young man, suffering, reportedly went to a clinic on the outskirts of Dakar, but ahead of his deteriorating health, the young student would be presented in consultation Tuesday, August 26 at the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the National Hospital of Fann, " in an infectious table without bleeding, but concealing the information that he had contact with relatives in Guinea victims of the disease . "

The young man had hidden have been in contact with the disease

Minister ensures that the patient - she wanted to keep the identity and neighborhood secrets residence - was immediately quarantined, supported and subjected to sampling. The results of tests carried out at the Pasteur Institute of Dakar were positive. Since then, the state of the young man would have improved.

" The system was strengthened to prevent spread of the disease from this imported case , stressed the Minister of Health at a press conference. Teams have been mobilized to trace the route of the patient to to locate all the people who have been in touch with him. "

The young man, who had initially hidden have been in contact with infected family members, now show more cooperative, " Now it is diagnosed and managed, it is much more cooperative and gives us all the necessary information , "said said Awa Marie Coll Seck.

There is only one week, Senegal had decided to close its sea, land and air borders with countries affected by the epidemic . The authorities have also announced that new protection kits would be distributed to agents of health facilities.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:37 am 
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DAKAR - The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal.

The case marks the first time a new country has been hit by the outbreak since July and comes a day after the World Health Organization warned the number of infections was increasing rapidly.

Scientists meanwhile said the first human trials of a potential vaccine would start next week using a product made by pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline and the US government.

On Friday, scientists writing in the journal Nature said 18 lab monkeys given high doses of the Ebola virus fully recovered after being given the prototype drug ZMapp, which reversed bleeding in the animals.

ZMapp has been given to a handful of frontline health workers who have contracted Ebola, two of whom have recovered, and two of whom have died. Three others are still receiving the treatment.

Senegal's health ministry said the country's first Ebola patient was a young Guinean man who was immediately quarantined at a Dakar hospital, where he was in a "satisfactory condition".

The man is believed to have been infected in Guinea's capital Conakry, and may have travelled to Senegal before Dakar closed its land border with Guinea on August 21.

Authorities are now scrabbling to piece together where he went and who he encountered, in a bid to halt the spread of the deadly virus.

New figures released by the WHO on Thursday revealed the massive scale of the crisis, which it said indicated a "rapid increase still in the intensity of transmission" that could cost at least $490 million (370 million euros) to tackle.

In a sign that affected countries are struggling to stop its spread, the UN agency said the number of cases could exceed 20,000 before the epidemic is brought under control.

Under surveillance

A security agent controls the temperature of a woman at the entrance of the port of Monrovia. (AFP)
Never before has there been an Ebola outbreak so large, nor has the virus -- which was first detected in 1976 -- ever infected people in West Africa until now.

As of August 26, 1,552 people had been confirmed dead from Ebola in four countries -- Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria.

Liberia was the worst affected with 694 deaths; 422 people have died in Sierra Leone; and 430 in Guinea, where the virus emerged at the start of the year. Nigeria has now recorded six deaths.

The Democratic Republic of Congo has also confirmed two cases of Ebola, but officials there insist it is unconnected to the current outbreak in West Africa.

Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma on Friday sacked health minister Miatta Kargbo.

A presidential statement read on state television said the decision was made "in order to create a conducive environment for more efficient and effective handling of the Ebola outbreak."

Nigeria's latest death -- in the southeastern oil city of Port Harcourt -- was the first outside its biggest city, Lagos, and dashed hopes that the country had successfully contained the virus.

The victim, a doctor named Ikyke Samuel Enuemo, is believed to have caught the virus from a patient he treated who travelled to the city after coming into contact with an infected Liberian-American man.

Some 160 people are now under surveillance in Port Harcourt following the doctor's death, the local government said on Friday.

Meanwhile a curfew was imposed in N'Zerekore, Guinea's second-largest city, a day after 20 people were injured during a protest by market stall holders against a team of health workers sent, without notice, to spray their market with disinfectant.

A shield around the region

Health workers, wearing protective suits, conduct an ebola prevention drill at the port in Monrovia. (AFP)
In a bid to stop the spread of the virus, many African governments have sought to ringfence Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

But member states of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS complained Thursday that some of the security measures taken by other countries, including travel bans, had unfairly hit the region.

A number of airlines, including Air France and British Airways, have suspended their services to Freetown and Monrovia, the capitals of Sierra Leone and Liberia respectively.

Bruce Aylward, the WHO's head of emergency programmes, said it was "absolutely vital" that airlines resume flights because bans were hindering the emergency response.

The outbreak has also caused sporting chaos, with Sierra Leone having to field all players for the qualifying games for the African Cup of Nations from outside the country over a growing quarantine.

Morocco, which will host the tournament next year, said on Friday it was launching a national commission tasked with drawing up a health plan to deal with the risk from Ebola.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:51 am 
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Some people are so callous, and this man is one of such people. How can you lodge in an hotel when you know that you have contracted Ebola? The Nigerian diplomat attached to ECOWAS, Olubukun Koye who had escaped from quarantine in Lagos after testing positive to Ebola virus and travelled to Port Harcourt for treatment, an action that resulted in the death of the doctor who treated him (Iyke Enemuo) and putting several others in danger may face manslaughter charges.

This is coming on the heels of report that the number of persons under surveillance in the state for Ebola Virus Disease has increased from 100 to about 160.
Sources told Thisday that the issue of Mr Koye (a primary contact with the late Partick Sawyer) who defied instruction not to leave Lagos after being placed in the isolation unit, was discussed at FEC meeting in Abuja on Wednesday and that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoki was directed to look into the Nigerian laws and see how he could be sanctioned for his reckless action that has now put the lives of many Nigerians in danger.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:13 pm 
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Senegal Puts 20 People on Watch After First Ebola Case

By Olivier Monnier Aug 30, 2014 1:09 PM ET

Senegal placed 20 people who were exposed to the nation’s first Ebola case under surveillance, including the patient’s family and medical workers, Minister of Health Awa Marie Coll Seck said.

The 21-year-old college student from Guinea came in a six-passenger vehicle across a land border about three weeks ago, Seck said by phone from Dakar, Senegal’s capital, today. The man no longer has a fever and is expected to recover after being treated with antibiotics and hydration solutions, she said. He got sick after the funeral of a relative who died of the disease.

“Our biggest problem is to manage to track down all the persons he has been in touch with since the signs have appeared,” said Seck, a former director of the United Nations program on HIV and AIDS. “We don’t want to miss anyone. The most important moment is now.”

Senegal moved quickly to identify the patient’s contacts and limit the impact after the worst-ever outbreak of the viral disease spread to a fifth country. The World Health Organization said this week that $490 million will be needed to contain the epidemic, which has killed almost as many people as all previous outbreaks combined.

Scientists are accelerating clinical trials for vaccines and treatments as the outbreak has left more than 1,550 people dead since December in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. A Liberian-American man traveled to Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, in July and died of the disease there. Five others have died in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy and most populous nation with about 170 million people.

Family Funeral

The Guinean patient in Senegal, whose name has not been released, is related to someone from Sierra Leone who died from Ebola on Aug. 10, Guinea’s Ministry of Health said in a statement handed to reporters today. The patient traveled to the funeral 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Conakry, the capital, the ministry said.

Five days after the funeral, he traveled to Senegal. The man’s mother and sister died this week of Ebola and two of his brothers have tested positive for the disease, the Guinean ministry said. He had helped care for sick family members. Senegal’s Seck said yesterday that the man initially denied he had been exposed to Ebola when he went to Dakar’s main Fann Hospital this week.

Scientists have been trying to speed up research into potential Ebola treatments. France’s state health institute is in talks with Guinea to start the first drug trials using infected people there, while the U.S. National Institutes of Health will begin enrolling patients next week in an early-stage trial of GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s experimental vaccine.

Monkeys with Ebola survived after being treated with Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.’s experimental drug, according to results published in the journal Nature. The drug had been given to two infected Americans who then recovered from Ebola, though it’s not known whether or how much the treatment helped them.

To contact the reporter on this story: Olivier Monnier in Abidjan at omonnier@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net Kristen Hallam, James Amott

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Since the confirmation of the presence Friday in Dakar of a Guinean student infected with the virus, the Senegalese and Guinean authorities to trace his route to stop the possible spread of the disease.

Dr. Daogo Zombre Sosthenes, WHO coordinator / Ebola in Guinea has investigated the family of the virus carrier who imported the disease in Senegal student. Patient is currently in quarantine in hospital Fann in Dakar.

Contaminated by his brother

" Guinean student at the University of General Lansana Conté Sonfonia of the Department of Sociology who séjournée in Forecariah (on the border with Sierra Leone) in his family had contact on Aug. 8 with his sick brother from Sierra Leone, says the doctor. The latter died on August 10 at Laya, Forecariah prefecture. His funeral was held on August 11. "

The Guinean student left the Guinea on August 15 after attending the funeral of his brother to go on holiday in Senegal.

" On August 15, said Dr Daogo Zombre Sosthenes, the Guinean student began to show signs. Four members of his family were transferred to the treatment center Donka in Conakry on 26 August. The mother of the student and one of his daughters died there. Two of his brothers who had positive samples are currently isolated treatment center Ebola Donka hospital. "

The question is how many people have come into contact with the Guinean student Senegal. In March, Senegal had decided to close its border with the announcement of the existence of an Ebola outbreak in neighboring Guinea. In early May, after several weeks of surveillance, Dakar had decided to reopen its border .

Guinea-Bissau "alert"

Guinea-Bissau is "on alert" after the confirmation of a neighboring Senegal confirmed Ebola cases. The Guinea-Bissau government launched a campaign to clean and disinfect public places across the country every last Saturday of the month. " Our country must be alert because Ebola is already upon us , "said Mr. Pereira to the launch of this operation in Farim (north), a town near the border with Senegal.

Riots in Guinea

Riots broke out Thursday and Friday N'Zérékoré because of rumors related to the existence of the Ebola virus. 55 people were injured. The curfew was imposed. Demonstrators had attacked the hospital. N'Zérékoré, the second largest city of Guinea is at the heart of the worst hit by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa area.

Liberia, where health authorities are overwhelmed by the scale of the epidemic, prohibits sailors from landing in its ports. Finally, Morocco expressed solidarity with countries affected by the epidemic. It is the only country to continue to serve airports in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

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