Senegal: People encountered by Ebola-hit Guinean identified – Official

The people who have been in contact with the 21-year-old Ebola-suffering Guinean national currently quarantined in Fann Hospital in Dakar have been identified and isolated according to Senegal’s Health ministry quoted by the Senegalese news agency
Those who had interacted with the Guinean student are currently undergoing daily medical tests, according to the ministry which added that the patient is being adequately treated and is positively responding to treatment.

In addition, the house where the young Guinean had stayed after leaving Ebola-hit Guinea has been fully disinfected by agents of the national hygiene service.

Reassuring the general public, the Senegalese ministry declared that all the measures required in dealing with the first Ebola case in Senegal have been implemented in a bid to halt the spread of the deadly virus.

Last Friday, Senegal’s Health minister Eva Marie Coll Seck had told a press conference that a Guinea student who arrived recently in Dakar was quarantined at the Fann Hospital after being confirmed to have contracted the Ebola virus.

Since the ministry and its partners have intensified their appeals for calm while calling for the strict adherence to preventive measures.

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Dan Mullin is an active writer and editor for the Pluto Daily who covered the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. Mullin attended the Wake Forest School of Medicine before leaving to pursue his lifelong science goal of allowing humans to live forever via a computer/brain transfer.