Ebola Outbreak amid COVID-19 in the Republic of Guinea: Priorities for Achieving Control

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  • 1 Oli Health Magazine Organization, Research and Development, Kigali, Rwanda;
  • 2 Healthy African Platform, Research and Development, Ibadan, Nigeria;
  • 3 University of Crete, Faculty of Medicine, Heraklion, Greece;
  • 4 Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India;
  • 5 Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan;
  • 6 Medical Research Center, Kateb University, Kabul, Afghanistan;
  • 7 Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria;
  • 8 SWIS Africa Platform, Research and Development, Lagos, Nigeria;
  • 9 Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey;
  • 10 Department of General Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey;
  • 11 Oli Health Magazine Organization, Research and Development, Kigali, Rwanda

In February 2021, a new Ebola outbreak occurred amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the Republic of Guinea. Technical committees and Ebola mitigation mechanisms used during the 2014–2016 Ebola epidemics, have been redeployed by the public health organizations and African health organizations. As the burden on the local healthcare system is rising, fears of socioeconomic disruption are growing as well. Strategies used during the previous epidemic need to be reactivated, and new measures taken during the challenges of COVID-19 are being considered. This perspective discusses the available evidence regarding the epidemic of Ebola in Guinea amid the COVID-19 pandemic, highlights the challenges to be prioritized, and provides evidence-based recommendations.

Author Notes

Address correspondence to Mohammad Yasir Essar, Ata Turk Avenue, Kabul, Afghanistan 1004. E-mail: m.yasir.essar@kateb.edu.af

Authors’ addresses: Abdullahi Tunde Aborode, Oli Health Magazine Organization, Research and Development, Kigali, Rwanda, and Healthy African Platform, Research and Development, Ibadan, Nigeria, E-mail: ambassadoabdullahi0@gmail.com. Christos Tsagkaris, University of Crete, Faculty of Medicine, Heraklion, Greece, E-mail: chriss20x@gmail.com. Shubhika Jain, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India, E-mail: shubhikajn24@gmail.com. Shoaib Ahmad, Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan, E-mail: shoaibahmad442@gmail.com. Mohammad Yasir Essar, Medical Research Center, Kateb University, Kabul, Afghanistan, E-mail: m.yasir.essar@kateb.edu.af. Emmanuel Adebowale Fajemisin, Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and SWIS Africa Platform, Research and Development, Lagos, Nigeria, E-mail: Emmafajems16@gmail.com. Irem Adanur, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, E-mail: Iremadanur@gmail.com. Olivier Uwishema, Department of General Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, and Oli Health Magazine Organization, Research and Development, Kigali, Rwanda, E-mail: uwolivier1@ktu.edu.tr.

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