Guinea has reported the first Ebola virus cases in a possible recovery from the worst ever outbreak in the world in 2013-16.
Three have died of Ebola, and five others have tested positive for the virus in southeastern Guinea, the state health agency said.
The five survivors are separated in treatment centers, the ANSS group said Sunday.
The patients became ill with diarrhea, vomiting and diarrhea after attending a funeral in Goueke sub-prefecture.
It was unclear whether the man who was buried on February 1 – a nurse at the local health center who had become ill – had also died of Ebola.
The last major West African Ebola Revolution began in Guinea. It went on to kill at least 11,300 people with most cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Guinea will now contact the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international health organizations to obtain Ebola vaccines. Vaccines have improved survival rates in recent years.
The Ebola virus causes diarrhea and diarrhea and is spread through contact with body fluids.
Congo reported three new Ebola cases this month in one of the main symptoms of that disease in the eastern region of North Kivu.