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    Ebola-hit Guinean treated in Dakar has been cured - official

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) –

    The results of the two last tests on the Ebola-hit Guinean national admitted into Fann hospital in Dakar since late August have proved negative, according to Dr Pape Abdoulaye Diack, the Director of Health at the ministry of Health and Social Action.

    “Senegal has been successful in treating the case, which shows evidence about the efficacy of our health system. Twice the tests on the young Guinean have proved negative,” Dr Diack said. He reassured that there is no more Ebola case presently in Senegal while calling for further efforts to reinforce the prevention system. The first Ebola case confirmed on 29 August was imported from Guinea by a 21-year-old Guinean student who contracted the virus home. He was ever since quarantined at Fann hospital in Dakar while people who already contacted him are being monitored on a daily basis. Senegal’s minister of Health and Social Action, Eva Marie Coll Seck has insisted that more that CFAF2 billion are necessary for the national response and prevention plan. According to the figures of the World Health Organization (WHO) 2,288 people have so far died from the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra-Leone; the three worst-hit countries.

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