10,000 doses of anti-Ebola vaccine available in Guinea


Guinea’s national coordinator in the fight against Ebola Sakoba Keita on Monday revealed the country had 10,000 doses of anti-Ebola vaccines which will be administered in the final phase of the fight against the disease.

WHO Ebola Vaccine
WHO Ebola Vaccine

Keita, who was speaking on the national radio, said there were only five confirmed Ebola cases in the country out of ten suspected cases.

The cases are distributed between the capital Conakry and Forecariah prefecture which is situated along the border with Sierra Leone.

Keita said all those who had contacts with the victims have been identified and they will benefit from the vaccines.

He used the opportunity to affirm that the virus may be eradicated within the next three weeks.

Since the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic, 3,786 cases have been confirmed out of which 2,524 have died in Guinea, the World Health Organization said in its latest update.

The Guinean capital is currently hosting a forum bringing together participants from River Mano Union which include Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, to discuss ways to completely eradicate Ebola.

The forum is aimed at reinforcing the capacities of actors engaged in the fight, especially traditional communicators. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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