Sharp Increase Of Ebola Cases Reported In Guinean Capital

The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has reported a sharp increase of Ebola cases in the Guinean capital, Conakry, where there were glimpses of hopes three months ago that the disease was being stabilised.

In July, case numbers appeared to decrease in Guinea, suggesting the end of the outbreak might be near.

But Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders, (MSF) is now caring for more than 120 patients, of whom 85 are confirmed to have the virus, in its two case management facilities in the country, Conakry and Guéckédou.

Stephane Hauser, MSF Field Coordinator in Donka, has noted a consistent increase in cases since his arrival at the end of August.

He expressed concern that one day he "will be forced to make the decision to turn patients away because of a lack of space."

Conakry is the first major city to be affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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