Sat. Jul 13th, 2024


Guinea Conakry has confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus, which has already killed up to 59 people since early February.

..and now the virus has also been detected in Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization.

To date, no treatment or vaccine is available for Ebola. It is transmitted by close contact and body fluids such as saliva, vomit, faeces, sweat, semen and blood.

Our advice to Gambians travelling to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia: Avoid areas where infections occur, wash your hands frequently, avoid contact with body fluids like blood, semen and vaginal secretions and don’t handle remains, Ebola is contagious.



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