Showing posts with label Guinea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Guinea. Show all posts

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ebola outbreak may have started with 2 year old boy in Guinea

The largest outbreak of Ebola in history was likely started by a 2 year old boy in a remote village in Guinea according to researchers. The boy, called Patient Zero in this outbreak, died on December 6th 2013 after suffering from fever, black stool & vomiting. That illness has now been found to be Ebola 

Before he died, he infected his mother, his 3 year old sister, his grandmother and a mid wife who was caring for him when he was ill. His mum and sister died before the end of December 2013 after suffering bleeding symptoms. His grandmother died January 1st. The mid-wife died by February 11th but before dying, she had passed the virus to her family members who died the following month in March 2014. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

1st Victim of the Ebola Outbreak Identified in Guinea

A two-year-old boy from a remote village in Guinea has been identified as the 'patient zero' in the deadliest-yet Ebola outbreak, DailyMail reports. Epidemiologists believe the boy from the village of Meliandou, Guéckédou province, suffered with fever, black stools and vomiting for just four days until he died on December 6. Seven days later, his mother died too, followed by his three-year-old sister, who fell sick on Christmas Day and was dead before she could see the New Year. Guéckédou sits by the borders with both Sierra Leone and Liberia. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Photos from President Jonathan's Visit to Guinea Bissau

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