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2014 EBOLA OUTBREAK

December 05 WEST AFRICA OUTBREAK * Spain 1 caseGuinea 2164 cases1327 deathsSierra Leone 7312 cases1583 deathsSenegal 1 caseMali 8 cases6 deathsLiberia 7635 cases3145 deathsNigeria 20 cases8 deathsUnited States 4 cases1 death

 

* suspected case and death counts reported by WHO. To view case counts reported by other official and news media sources, visit healthmap.org.


Youths protest against new Ebola clinic in Guinea - The New Age Online

"Dozens of youths in the Guinean capital Conakry staged an angry protest against a new Ebola treatment centre on Thursday, halting the launch of the construction project, according to an AFP reporter on the scene. Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana was about to lay the symbolic first stone for the clinic when a crowd appeared, chanting slogans in Susu, a local language. 'We do not want Ebola in our neighbourhood! We fear Ebola! Do not pollute our environment,' they shouted. Guinean officials tried to talk down the ringleaders as the gathered dignitaries left, but the protesters escalated their demonstration, wrecking a gazebo, and scattering chairs and sound equipment. Representatives from medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders, which was slated to run the centre, were evacuated along with a few remaining dignitaries."

UN Mission personnel tests positive for Ebola in Liberia - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

"The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on Thursday said that a member of its military personnel has tested positive for the Ebola Virus Disease, a UN spokesman told reporters here, adding that the patient is receiving treatment at an Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia, the capital of the West African country. The head of the Mission, Karin Landgren, said on Thursday that 'UNMIL had taken immediate steps to prevent further transmission'."

"'In line with established the World Health Organization (WHO) protocols, the Medical team of UNMIL has conducted an immediate and robust contact tracing to ensure that all those who came into contact with the individual while he was symptomatic have been assessed and quarantined,' Dujarric said. 'Sixteen contacts have been identified to date,' he said. 'All areas where the individual is known to have been while symptomatic have now been decontaminated.' 'This is the third case of Ebola in the mission -- one previous confirmed case and another probable case, which could not be confirmed, both resulted in the deaths of the staff members on 13 October and 25 September, respectively,' said the spokesman."

Ebola: G/Bissau to reopen border with Guinea Conakry - StarAfrica.com

"Guinea Bissau will reopen its border with Guinea Conakry in 'the next five days', according to Prime Minister, Domingos Simoes Pereira on Thursday...To date, no case of Ebola has been reported in Guinea Bissau. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had during its meeting on 6 November in Accra, asked the reopening of borders with Ebola affected countries including Guinea Conakry, Liberia and Sierra Leone to avoid stigmatization of the population."
December 05
West Africa Outbreak *
Spain 1 caseGuinea 2164 cases1327 deathsSierra Leone 7312 cases1583 deathsSenegal 1 caseMali 8 cases6 deathsLiberia 7635 cases3145 deathsNigeria 20 cases8 deathsUnited States 4 cases1 death* suspected case and death counts reported by WHO. To view case counts reported by other official and news media sources, visit healthmap.org.

As Ebola Cases Spike in Western Areamps Request More Support - AllAfrica.com

"Both Western Area Districts have recorded 2,223 Ebola cases, about one-third of the country's [Sierra Leone] total of 6,132 as at yesterday (3 December), making them the hottest Ebola spots in the country."

"Hon. Claude Kamanda, representing Constituency 095 in the Western Rural District, said in a meeting held at Committee Room 1 in Parliament with the Western Area District Medical Officer that it was disheartening to see transmission rate of Ebola spike in the Western Area, which includes the capital Freetown. 'The disease has reached a stage in the Western Area that now requires drastic measures. It is but expedient to fight Ebola with all our powers or strengths,' Hon. Kamanda said. He requested the District Medical Officer to make arrangements for the deployment of twenty-one contact tracers, surveillance officers and monitors to each of the 20 constituency MPs in the Western Area."

Liberia: Fresh Ebola outbreaks reported in Monrovia - StarAfrica.com

"Health authorities in Monrovia have reported a fresh outbreak of the Ebola virus in several communities in the capital Monrovia.The head of the Ebola Incident Management Team at the health ministry, Tolbert Nyenswah, named communities currently considered hotspots of Ebola in the country as New Kru Town and Clara Town in western Monrovia and the northern Monrovia suburb of Barnersville. Mr. Nyenswah told journalists in the capital Monrovia Friday that Ebola Treatment Units in Monrovia are registering between 10 and 15 confirmed cases of the disease every day."

"He attributed the increase in new cases to the complacency of residents due to the reported decrease in Ebola cases in the country in late October and the refusal of people to adhere to preventive measures outlined by health authorities to contain the spread of the disease. He disclosed that Liberians have once again returned to unsafe burial practices in Montserrado County, saying unlike in the past, family members of deceased persons have on numerous occasions refused to turn over the corpses of their dead relatives to the Ebola Burial Team, noting that this partly accounts for the increase in new cases in the county. He said under the circumstances, it would be impossible to meet President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s target of zero cases by Christmas. He also disclosed that Montserrado, Bong, Margibi and Grand Cape Mount Counties are the counties in Liberia experiencing fresh outbreaks of Ebola, but said all is being done by health authorities and partners to bring the situation under control."

 

source: http://healthmap.org/ebola/#timeline

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