Ebola outbreak hits Guinea

The Guinea Ministry of Health announced a total of 485 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 358 fatal cases.

Affected districts include Conakry, Guéckédou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, Djingaraye, Télimélé, Boffa, Kouroussa, Dubreka, Fria, Siguiri, Pita; several are no longer active areas of EVD transmission.

340 cases across Guinea have been confirmed by laboratory testing to be positive for Ebola virus infection.

In Guinea’s capital city, Conakry, 95 suspect cases have been reported to meet the clinical definition for EVD, including 41 fatal cases.

British Airways suspends flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia in response to Ebola Outbreak concerns

British Airways has suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until the end of August amid concerns over the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

The airline normally has four flights a week from London Heathrow to Freetown in Sierra Leone, with a connection to Monrovia in Liberia.

BA said it had temporarily suspended flights due to the “deteriorating public health situation”.

Source : BBC world News