Emergencies preparedness, response

2001 - Yellow fever in Guinea

25 September 2001

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 24 September, the Ministry of Health has reported 18 suspected cases, of which 2 have been laboratory confirmed and 2 deaths in Conakry.   In addition, 11 suspected cases have been reported in N'zerekore region.  The supply of reagents for yellow fever diagnostic tests has been depleted and samples have been sent to the Institut Pasteur in Paris for testing.

The Ministry has established a National Epidemic Committee, with the participation of  WHO, UNICEF, the French and Canadian governments, Médecins sans Frontières, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Guinean Red Cross.

A treatment centre has been set up in Donka National Hospital, surveillance has been reinforced and vector control activities are underway in the affected quarters of Conakry.