Guinea –Two new confirmed cases of Ebola have been reported in Guibea on Friday, putting the Mano River Union countries on edge after the World Health Organozation declared the three West African countries Ebola free few months ago.
A woman eand her five year old son tested positive and are presently hospilised.
WHO said it dispatched a team of specialists to the southern Nzérékoré area of the West African country after the cases were found in a village.
The organization said it was alerted by health officials on Wednesday to three unexplained deaths, with family members of the deceased showing Ebola symptoms.
The new cases were confirmed as the WHO declared a new Ebola flare-up in neighboring Sierra Leone over. The organization stressed that new cases could emerge in the two countries, as well as in Liberia, due to the virus persisting in some people.
More than 11,300 people have died since the Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in Dec. 2013, most of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.