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New Ebola Outbreak Declared in Guinea

Guinea has declared a new Ebola disease outbreak with 3 cases already confirmed in the West African country.

“Three cases have been confirmed in the rural community of Gouéké in N’Zerekore prefecture,” according to the Guinea authorities.

This is the first time the disease has been reported since the last outbreak ended in 2016.

World Health Organization (WHO) said its staff are already on the ground, supporting the Government of Guinea in: -disease surveillance activities -ramping up infection prevention and control in health facilities -reaching out to communities as they have key role in the response -Ebola vaccine procurement.

WHO also said it is working with health authorities in neighboring countries to strengthen Ebola preparedness, such as disease surveillance in the border districts as well as strengthening their capacity to test for Ebola and conduct surveillance in health facilities.

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