Ebola Outbreak Confirmed in Guinea
Two new cases of Ebola were declared in March in Koropara, Guinea, just as the World Health Organization declared the end of the latest flare-up in neighboring Sierra Leone.
P&I Club Skuld has issued an advisory notice stating that five people have died, and local health authorities have reactivated the emergency coordination mechanism that was in place during the height of the Ebola epidemic.
In co-ordination with Guinea's Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed response teams to investigate the origin of the new infection and to identify, isolate, vaccinate and monitor all contacts of the new cases.
Initial tests indicate that the cases stem from known transmission chains and are not an introduction of the virus from the animal population.
The latest Ebola Situation Report produced by WHO on March 30 states that additional cases are likely. The report states that the total number of cases worldwide stands at 28,646, including 11,323 deaths.