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New Publication-Ebola: better protection needed for Guinean health-care workers

February 9, 2015

New Lancet letter by Alexandre Delamou, Abdoul Habib Beavogui, Mandy Kader Kondé, Johan van Griensven and Vincent De Brouwere (WCHRC coordinator). As of Dec 30, 2014, in Guinea 2419 laboratory-confirmed cases of Ebola were reported, of which 151 (6·2%) were in health-care workers. Although the case fatality rate is lower in health-care workers (52·3%) than in the general population (59·9%), there are concerns regarding the doubling of laboratory-confirmed Ebola infections in health-care workers during the past weeks compared with decreases in the general population. Read the full letter.