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DAKAR, (AFP).  Dos casos de fiebre ébola fueron confirmados en Liberia, país vecino de Guinea, donde este virus mortal y muy contagioso está causando estragos, anunció la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS).   En total se examinaron siete muestras de casos sospechosos de fiebre hemorrágica viral, extraídas de enfermos adultos en el norte de Liberia, en la región de Lofa.

(FILES) This picture taken on December 17, 2001 shows members of the health department of the Gabonese army wearing their special equipment at Mekambo hospital, where the teenage daughter of a nurse who died of Ebola fever last week succumbed to the deadly disease. An Ebola epidemic which has already killed dozens of people in Guinea's southern forests has spread to the capital Conakry, the United Nations Children's Fund said on March 23, 2014. "At least 59 out of 80 who contracted Ebola across the West African country have died so far. Over the past few days, the deadly haemorrhagic fever has quickly spread from the communities of Macenta, Gueckedou, and Kissidougou to the capital, Conakry," UNICEF said in a statement emailed to AFP. AFP PHOTO/DESIREY MINKOH
(FILES) This picture taken on December 17, 2001 shows members of the health department of the Gabonese army wearing their special equipment at Mekambo hospital, where the teenage daughter of a nurse who died of Ebola fever last week succumbed to the deadly disease. An Ebola epidemic which has already killed dozens of people in Guinea’s southern forests has spread to the capital Conakry, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on March 23, 2014. “At least 59 out of 80 who contracted Ebola across the West African country have died so far. Over the past few days, the deadly haemorrhagic fever has quickly spread from the communities of Macenta, Gueckedou, and Kissidougou to the capital, Conakry,” UNICEF said in a statement emailed to AFP. AFP PHOTO/DESIREY MINKOH

“Dos de esas muestras dieron positivo por el virus del ébola”, indicó la OMS en un comunicado publicado la noche del domingo en su sitio web.   Entre los casos sospechosos, dos personas han muerto: una mujer de 35 años, fallecida el 21 de marzo víctima del ébola, y un hombre que pereció el 27 de marzo y cuya muestra dio sin embargo negativo, según la OMS.

La semana pasada se registraron seis casos sospechosos, cinco de ellos mortales, en Sierra Leona, otro país fronterizo con Guinea y también con Liberia.   Desde enero, Guinea lucha contra una epidemia de fiebre hemorrágica viral que según el último balance oficial ha causado 78 víctimas mortales de 122 casos registrados.

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