Ebola haemorrhagic fever cases reported in Guinea, Liberia and Mali

In Guinea , where the outbreak began, a total of 168 clinically compatible cases, including 108 deaths, have been reported from Conakry, Guekedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola and Djingaraye.

In Liberia , where the disease spread from Guinea, 26 clinical cases, including 13 deaths, have been reported from the counties of Lofa County, Margibi, Bong, Nimba, Montserrado and Grand Cape Mount.

In Mali , there are 6 suspected cases, and the results of laboratory testing to confirm Ebola infection are pending.

The risk for the general traveller remains very low. However, any traveller in the affected area should avoid any direct contact with anyone suspected to have this infection since it is highly contagious and lethal. Transmission often occurs during burial rituals (such as washing the body) for deceased patients, during close physical contact with infected persons and their body fluids, during sexual contact or during contact with blood and body fluids of infected persons in hospital settings.

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