An Unprecedented Ebola Epidemic in Guinea

MSF nurse Lucie Perardel checks her goggles, part of the personal protective equipment used by MSF staff when they go into the area with patients who are either suspected or confirmed as having Ebola. Since late March MSF has been working in the south east of the country and in the capital, helping health authorities tackle the virus, which had not been seen in the West African country before the 2014 outbreak.
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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are facing an unprecedented phenomenon with an outbreak of Ebola now hitting several areas from the southeast of the country to capital city Conakry. Institut Pasteur confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus in Guinea at the end of March. At the beginning of April, the Ministry of Health reported 134 suspected cases and 84 deaths.