Guinea officially declares second wave of Ebola outbreak

Guinea officially declares second wave of Ebola outbreak following deaths of at least three people

As the world struggles to deal with the deadly corona Virus, plights of West African country-Guinea has been doubled by the second wave of Ebola, another deadly disease.

Guinean health authorities have officially declared the resurgence of Ebola following the death of three people out of the eight that tested positive so far.

The authorities however assured that, the government is working assiduously and in collaboration with the international health body, the World Health Organization (WHO) to procure a vaccine to help deal with the epidemic as early as possible.

Alfred George Ki-Zerbo, a representative of the World Health Organization in Guinea stated that, “the WHO is on full alert and is in contact with the manufacturer [of a vaccine] to ensure the necessary doses are made available as quickly as possible to help fight back.”

Guinea first experienced the outbreak of Ebola when a two-year old boy died in Meliandou, a remote area in Guinea after just two days of showing symptoms like fever, black stools, and also vomiting. Between a period of 2013 to 2016, Ebola more than 11,000 people died in West Africa.

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