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MOSCOW, February 3. /TASS/. Russia’s medical personnel who battled the deadly outbreaks of Ebola in Guinea will stay in the West African country to study dangerous infections, Russia’s consumer rights watchdog said on Wednesday.
The special anti-epidemic team of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being consisting of epidemiologists and virologists has successfully completed its effort to help Guinea deal with the Ebola outbreak.
"The joint work of scientists of Rospotrebnadzor and Guinea will continue including with using mobile laboratories donated to the Guinean Republic," the watchdog said in a statement.
Russia’s team sent to Guinea on instructions from the Russian government has provided the country’s authorities with consultations and practical assistance in combating the major Ebola outbreak over the past 18 months.
Over this period, more than 10,000 laboratory tests have been conducted.
Now a Russian-Guinean scientific and research center of epidemiology and preventing infectious diseases is being established on the basis of the Institute Pasteur in Guinea.
The Russian watchdog’s specialists and scientists jointly with their Guinean colleagues are due to carry out scientific researches that "will contribute to better understanding the ways how dangerous diseases emerge and spread."
They will also develop new means of preventing, diagnosing and treating such diseases.
The World Health Organization (WHO) puts the death toll from Ebola's West Africa outbreak at more than 11,000 and the number of infected cases at over 28,000. These cases were reported mostly from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The highest number of Ebola-related deaths and cases was registered in Liberia, at nearly 4,800 fatalities and more than 11,000 cases of infection. The WHO says Ebola virus disease is "a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%".