The virus was identified in a young girl from Guinea.
Côte d’Ivoire had not been worried by the Ebola virus since 1994 but a case was officially identified this weekend in Abidjan. “It is extremely worrying that this epidemic has been declared in Abidjan, a metropolis of more than 4 million inhabitants.», Said Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Africa.
For his part, the Ivorian Minister of Health, Pierre Demba, wished to reassure the population: “All arrangements are being made to deal with this situation. The sanitary device for the control of the disease exists and has been proven with success in the past“, He specified during a speech on the national television channel, RTI. Neighboring Guinea and Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire was spared during the 2014-2016 epidemic which claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people in West Africa, including 2,500 in Guinea.
The presence of the virus has been confirmed by the Institut Pasteur de Côte
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