Ebola activity heats up as West Africa’s rainy season begins

In its weekly epidemiologic profile of the outbreak today, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Ebola activity in Guinea and Sierra Leone has become more intense and widespread since May 10, when the region saw cases hit a 10-month low.

Last week the two countries reported 25 new lab-confirmed cases, 13 in Guinea and 12 in Sierra Leone. The number is up from 12 reported the week before.

Overall, the total of confirmed, probable, and suspected cases in the two countries and Liberia—which is now Ebola free—has risen to 27,145, including 11,147 deaths, the WHO said.

No health worker infections were reported, keeping the total at 869, 507 of them fatal.

Concerns over unknown transmission chains

The WHO said several of the new cases are from unknown sources in areas that haven’t reported any confirmed cases in several weeks. It said rigorous contact tracing, active case finding, and infection prevention and control are needed to break transmission chains and get cases down to zero, but the onset of rainy season will make field operations more difficult in the weeks and months ahead.

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Phil
Phil
6 years ago

Ebola, another USA government biological program to decrease the world population, these people in our government at there secret labs still dont get it, they have been busted and the people know its them.
these murderers can have all the compartmentalized departments for the same bomb, it makes no difference any longer , the smell of the dead fishes head always begins at the top. we know who these evil satanic loving bastards are, and we know they get there marching orders from Satan himself. You pieces of bilge scum in government run labs think you can hide but you wont be able to run at some point.