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Head of WHO office in Guinea assessed impact of Ebola on coronavirus mutations

The head of the office of the World Health Organization in Guinea, George Ki-Zerbo, in an interview with RIA Novosti spoke about the possible impact of Ebola on coronavirus infection.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is unlikely to lead to new mutations of COVID-19, the source suggested, adding that to date, the South African form of coronavirus has not been recorded in Guinea.

“In terms of mutation, there is no link between the Ebola virus and the virus. Therefore, I do not think it will affect the mutation, ”said the expert.

According to a WHO spokesman, Ebola and the new coronavirus are two different viruses that are not at all close to each other. At the same time, as Ki-Zerbo emphasized, the mechanisms that were used to counter SARS-CoV-2 can be used in the fight against fever.

We will remind, last week the authorities of Guinea officially announced the epidemic of Ebola in the southeast of the country. The decision was made after four deaths from Ebola were recorded.

In this regard, the African Union has sent an emergency response team of experts to Guinea. WHO then announced the identification of the first three cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, finding out that the first victim of the disease was a nurse who died on January 28.

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