Four people die from Ebolain Guinea amid rising concerns

Four people die from Ebolain Guinea amid rising concerns

Latest reports have shown that four people have died of Ebola in Guinea amid rising concerns about a possible resurfacing of the deadly disease.

FodeTassSylla, spokesman for the centre that coordinates Guinea's fight against the virus said that a young girl, who was admitted at the Ebola treatment centre in Nzerekore is dead. Three others have died since 29 February this year.

The cases were reported just hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the outbreak is over in Sierra Leone, which is a neighbouring country. All of them were from Korokpara, a village where three people from the same family have died from diarrhoea and vomiting in the previous few weeks. Health workers have increased efforts to find out if anyone else came in contact with the family to check for infections.

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were among the worst affected countries in the Ebola epidemic as more than 11300 people have died since the outbreak began in 2013. The epidemic is believed to have started in Guinea and the WHO has warned that Ebola could resurface at any time as it exists in eyes, central nervous system and bodily fluids of some survivors.

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