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Ebola vaccination in Guinea postponed amid delivery problems

According to the latest WHO data, there are eight Ebola cases in Guinea; four have confirmed.

• February 22, 2021
Ebola virus used to illustrate the story.

Ebola vaccination in Guinea has been delayed as the plane carrying a batch of vaccine doses was unable to land.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) disclosed this late Sunday.

“The plane carrying the Ebola vaccines was unable to land in Conakry Guinea’s capital due to fog.

“The plane was redirected to Senegal, ” the Conakry WHO office said on Twitter late Sunday.

Initially, Ebola vaccination was due to start in Guinea on Monday but has now been rescheduled until Tuesday, February 23.

According to the latest WHO data, there are eight Ebola cases in Guinea; four have confirmed.

One death from Ebola was confirmed in the country, while four suspected Ebola deaths are under investigation.

Earlier this month, health authorities in Guinea declared an outbreak of Ebola in the Goueke sub-prefecture, located about 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Nzerekore, the country’s second-largest city.

This is the first time since 2016 that Ebola was detected in the country.

The WHO said it had started supporting Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of Congo amid emerging Ebola cases.

(Sputnik/NAN)

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