MOSCOW, August 5 (RIA Novosti) – Russian virologists have visited two Guinean hospitals in the stricken capital Conakry, in West Africa, Russia’s Heal Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
“Our experts are working together with their colleagues in the region. They visited two local medical institutions to study methods of diagnosing and treating the Ebola [virus] disease,” said Oleg Salagai from the Russian Ministry of Health.
The spokesman said the delegation of Russian virology experts included Prof. Viktor Maleyev, a deputy director at the Central Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology; and prof. Sergei Schelkunov, a head of department at Ivanovsky Virology Institute.
They reportedly arrived in the city last Saturday and paid a visit to the Clinique Ambroise Pare and the Donka Hospital.
According to the health ministry, the new Ebola outbreak was first registered in Guinea in February and then spilt over into Sierra Leone and Liberia. The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed 1,440 cases and 826 deaths. It is also the deadliest outbreak to date.