Ebola Update: Guinea, Liberia probe new Ebola cases
Three new Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases, along with five deaths in previously announced infections, have been reported in Guinea, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa reported today.
The new cases raise the country’s overall number of cases to 208 and number of deaths to 136; 112 illnesses have been lab confirmed. So far 25 EVD infections, 16 of them fatal, have been reported in Guinea’s healthcare workers.
Liberian health officials reported 6 more EVD cases, raising that country’s total to 34, according to the WHO report. The number of deaths has been adjusted downward from 13 to 11, because 1 was included with Guinea’s case count and 1 occurred in a discarded case. So far lab tests have been conducted on 32 clinical samples, and the number of positive samples remains at 6. The WHO said some of Liberia’s suspected cases will likely be removed from the case count. The latest illness-onset date for a confirmed case is Apr 6.