Ebola still continuing in Guinea but no new cases recently in Liberia

So far, the Ebola outbreak in Guinea has resulted in a cumulative total of 226 clinical cases of this disease. There have been 149 deaths. Among the cases are 25 health care workers, of whom 16 have died. Cases have been found in Conarky, Guekedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola and Djingaraye.

In Liberia, there have been no new cases since April 6th. The total number of cases remains 13 of whom 11 have died. Among the cases were 2 health care workers, both of whom died.

There is no treatment or vaccine for Ebola haemorrhagic fever. 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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