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“Science won us today.. to learn lessons” (Dr. Sakuba)

The Director-General of the National Agency for Health Security, Dr. Sakuba Keita, did not react much after announcing that there were no cases of Ebola virus disease in Cote d’Ivoire.

For epidemiologist Dr. Sakuba Keita, the classification of the non-case of the Guinean patient by the Pio Merio laboratory in Lyon, proves that science has triumphed and that lessons will be learned.

“WHO responded positively to our request for reconfirmation to clarify the condition of the diagnosed Guinean patient. It was in order to clear any doubts about the rules of art as dictated by science. For us, science won, and allowed us to learn. Let us learn lessons so that this kind of error is reduced and in order to We can solve the problem in brotherhood and cooperation and avoid blaming such and such. This is the spirit that moves me. Colleagues from Côte d’Ivoire are our collaborators. Over the course of 20 years, I have met some through forums. It is not in dispute that we should cut all these ties that dating back centuries“I began at a press conference held on Wednesday 1 September at ANSS Headquarters in Calum.

As a reminder, on August 14, 2021, Côte d’Ivoire declared an outbreak of the Ebola virus (EVD) after the Pasteur Institute laboratory confirmed a sample taken from a patient who left Labe in Guinea on August 8, 2021 and arrived in Abidjan on August 12, 2021 where she was hospitalized, isolated and diagnosed with the virus. human immunodeficiency;

Seydou Barry

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