February 22 Conakry News: Guinean health department issued a statement on the 22nd saying that 11,500 doses of Ebola vaccine donated by the World Health Organization had arrived in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, that night.
The statement said that the vaccines will be mainly used by people in the southeastern province of Nzerekore, and vaccination will begin on the 23rd.
Previously, Conakry’s heavy fog affected air transportation for days.
The flight carrying Ebola vaccine took off from Geneva, Switzerland, on the 21st, and landed in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, due to heavy fog on that day.
According to the information released by the Guinean National Health Security Agency, as of the 22nd, the number of confirmed cases of Ebola in Guinea had increased to 17, of which 5 died.
On the 14th, the Guinean Ministry of Health confirmed the Ebola outbreak in Nzérékore Province.
This is the second Ebola epidemic in Guinea after five years.
From 2013 to 2016, three West African countries, including Guinea, had an Ebola outbreak, killing more than 11,000 people.
Original title: Ebola vaccine donated by WHO arrives in Guinea