Ebola crisis takes toll on malaria treatment in Guinea, say experts

London, June 24 (ANI): Experts have warned that the Ebola epidemic in Guinea has set back the fight against malaria in the country with an estimated number of 74,000 malaria cases going untreated in 2014.

According to BBC, malaria patients in Guinea were either too scared to seek help or clinics were closed amid the Ebola crisis.

Experts also warned that the malaria cases will exceed the number of Ebola deaths in Guinea.

At present, the number of malaria cases in Guinea stands at 2,444.

Dr Franco Pagnoni, from the World Health Organisation’s Global Malaria Programme, said that untreated malaria cases had placed an added burden on an already overburdened health system in the Ebola-affected countries. (ANI)

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