MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) - Guinean President Alpha Conde late on Wednesday declared a national health emergency over Ebola virus outbreak, according to Agence France-Presse.
"The World Health Organisation has declared a global health emergency over Ebola. Considering that Guinea is a signatory to the WHO constitution I declare Ebola a national health emergency in Guinea," Conde said in a statement.
The West African outbreak of Ebola virus disease, which has no known cure, was declared an international public health emergency by the UN on Friday.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the current Ebola outbreak has already claimed 1,069 lives in the West Africa countries. A total of 1,975 cases have been reported.
The worst Ebola outbreak in history started in February in Guinea and then spread to Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Ebola hemorrhagic fever has a fatality rate of nearly 90 percent. The Ebola virus is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of the infected. Symptoms of the disease include sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, kidney and liver problems, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.