The health experts in Guinea say that the outbreak has killed more than 100 people and now there are a few registered cases of the disease as well. As of yet, this is a disease which has no remedy and is considered lethal for those who are diagnosed with it.
It has also been confirmed by the health ministry of Guinea that deaths from Ebola outbreak has reduced, and the recent outburst of the disease now under control.
The virus has already claimed 108 lives in Guinea and is spreading to the neighboring countries of Western Africa. Rafi Diallo, a spokesman of Guinea’s health ministry, told Reuters that the new cases of the disease have decreased dramatically. The outbreak will be under control as soon as there are no new cases spotted recently. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it might take two to four months to entirely control the outbreak.
Ebola, for which no remedy or vaccine is available, is known to kill as much as 90% of the infected people. The disease spreads through direct contact with bodily fluids, which include blood, faeces and sweat. The disease can also spread through sexual contact or vulnerable interaction with contaminated corpses.
Though the virus still remains an important concern, the WHO believes that it will be controlled. If the health team can timely identify the person who came in contact with the sick person, the disease would not have time to spread as most of the people who acquire the disease die from it.