French.china.org.cn | Updated 07-02-2019
A total of 82 suspected cases of Lassa hemorrhagic fever have been identified in Guinea in the Mamou (West) prefectures and Kissidougou (South), said Tuesday, the Director General of the National Health Agency Dr. Sakoba Keita.
According to him, these 82 suspected cases of Lassa fever, including 31 in Kissidougou and 51 in Mamou, were isolated and observed during a 21-day incubation period.
The district of suspicious cases and their constant monitoring will enable prefectural warning groups and reactions to epidemics in the Mamou and Kissidougou region to monitor the development of the Lassa virus disease to avoid spreading across the country.
On February 4, Dr. Keita outbreak of Lassa fever with a death and a new suspect case reported in Kissidougou Prefecture, a region more than 500 km southeast of Conakry.
This viral haemorrhagic disease is transmitted to humans through rodents (small mice) through body fluids (blood, urine and stools).
The Director General of Health Security recalled that government and technical partners continue to carry out awareness and communication activities for the populations, especially in areas of high epidemic risk.
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