The vaccination campaign is in full swing in Guke, where several cases of the deadly disease have been detected.
Guinea has launched an Ebola vaccination campaign this month to prevent the spread of a deadly disease that has hit the south of the country, with several deaths already reported.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says the vaccination operation began on Tuesday, February 14 in Gukek, Enserecore. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the launch began with the vaccination of health workers.
The vaccine uses a “ring tactic” that is given to all those who come in contact with a confirmed Ebola patient, as well as to pioneer and health workers. The World Health Organization said in a statement on Tuesday.
Ebola causes severe fever.
It is transmitted by close contact with body fluids. People who live or care with Ebola patients are at greater risk.
Governments in the region fear the resurgence of the virus. The health infrastructure that is already struggling with the coronary virus epidemic is likely to expand.
Four confirmed deaths have been reported in Guinea during the Ebola resurgence following the 2013-2016 eruption that killed 11,300 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
At a ceremony outside a health center in Gukea, dozens of local government officials received jabs in front of people.
A religious leader and a preacher also encourage people to be immunized.
Guinea’s Health Minister Remy Lama, who lives in the region, said he had spent the day trying to persuade local leaders to overcome resistance to the vaccine.
“I think we can cure this disease in six weeks,” Lama told the AFP news agency.