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Epidemiologist Michel Van Herp explains to the population in Gbando what is Ebola and how to avoid transmission.

The Ebola epidemic confirmed by the Ministry of Health on March 22 is the first to affect Guinea. The priority of the teams on site is to identify patients with Ebola symptoms and isolate them, while providing high-quality care. In cooperation with the Ministry of Health, MSF created an isolation facility in Guéckédou and is setting up another in Macenta. Both towns are in the Forestière region of southern Guinea. Mobile teams are also evaluating the situation in Kissidougou and Nzérékoré and are monitoring bordering countries closely, particularly Sierra Leone and Liberia, where suspected cases have been reported.