Guinea Is Seeing More Ebola Cases: Can The Trend Be Stopped?

Friday, November 7, 2014
By Paul Martin

Jason Beaubien
NPR.org
November 07, 2014

In the current Ebola crisis much of the focus has been on Liberia and Sierra Leone. But the virus also continues to spread in Guinea, the country where the first case in the current outbreak was identified in March.

According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, Guinea has had fewer cases than either Sierra Leone (4,759) or Liberia (6,525). WHO has recorded 1,731 Ebola cases and 1,041 deaths in Guinea. This, however, is just a few dozen fatalities fewer than in Sierra Leone. And despite the lower numbers in Guinea, some data suggests the outbreak is spreading faster there than in the neighboring countries.

Goats and Soda spoke with Marc Poncin, response coordinator for Doctors Without Borders in the Guinean capital of Conakry to get a better picture of the outbreak.

Where does the epidemic stand in Guinea right now?

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