Three die as new Ebola outbreak declared in southern Guinea

This is the first time the disease has been reported in the country since the deadly 2014-2016 outbreak in West Africa which claimed over 11,000 lives. “It’s a huge concern to see the resurgence of Ebola in Guinea, a country which has already suffered so much from the disease”, Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, said. “However, banking on the expertise and experience built during the previous outbreak, health teams in Guinea are on the move to quickly…

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WHO says its representative told to leave Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is “severely affected” by the coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa head said on Thursday, as its representative in the country was told to leave. The Central African nation of over 1.2 million people has registered more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths since confirmation of its first case in mid-March, according to WHO data. That is dwarfed by other countries in the region, but is significant given the oil-producing nation’s small population, the…

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