WHO vaccines against Ebola arrived in Conakry (Guinea) on Monday evening.
Due to bad weather conditions, the arrival of Ebola vaccines in Conakry (Guinea) was delayed for one day. The flight carrying the 11,360 doses of Merck vaccine should have initially landed on Guinean soil on Sunday. The vaccine against Ebola from the same laboratory has already been used in the DRC.
The Ebola disease saw an increase in contamination cases at the start of the year in Guinea. Five losses of human life are to be deplored in the country and these Merck vaccines will be used to curb the spread of virus.
From Tuesday 23 February, the campaign of Ebola vaccination will be launched in Nzérékoré, epicenter of the epidemic, as well as in Conakry, where a patient has been admitted to hospital.
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