Officials in Guinea declared an Ebola outbreak Sunday, five years after it was declared Ebola-free. At least three people died in recent weeks from the Ebola virus in the country.Some others are infected now. The Guinean minister of health said officials plan to isolate all suspected cases, begin contact tracing, and work on getting doses of the Ebola vaccine from the World Health Organization. “It’s a huge concern to see the resurgence of Ebola in Guinea, a country which has already suffered so much from the disease,” said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization’s regional director for Africa.
The epicenter of the outbreak is in a rural community near the border, the WHO is also working with health authorities in neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone to look for any evidence of cases there. Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia were the main countries affected in the world’s worst recorded Ebola outbreak, from 2014 to 2016. More than 28,000 people were infected, of which over 11,000 died. An other situation of Ebola spreading is known in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There were confirmed four cases in the North Kivu Province. Ebola or hemorrhagic fever symptoms appear after an average of 8 to 10 days and the evolution of the deadly illness is from fever, aches and pains, and fatigue to diarrhea and vomiting.