The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the resurgence of Ebola in West Africa and activated response efforts.
WHO’s Regional Director Matshidiso Moeti said the agency was “ramping up readiness”.
“Very concerned by reports of 4 suspected Ebola deaths in Guinea. @WHO is ramping up readiness & response efforts to this potential resurgence of Ebola in West Africa, a region which suffered so much from Ebola in 2014,” Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the regional director of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, tweeted.
Guinea’s health ministry declared an Ebola outbreak on Sunday.
The government has set up a treatment centre in Goueké town in the south-east where the cases were reported.
Officials said newly developed vaccines would be acquired through the WHO.
“The WHO is on full alert and is in contact with the manufacturer [of a vaccine] to ensure the necessary doses are made available as quickly as possible to help fight back,” the AFP news agency quotes Alfred George Ki-Zerbo, the WHO representative in Guinea, as saying.
Meanwhile health officials in Congo confirmed a third new case of Ebola in the eastern part of the country on Friday.