The Ebola epidemic confirmed by the Ministry of Health on 22 March is the first to affect Guinea. The priority of the teams is to identify patients with Ebola symptoms and isolate them, while providing high-quality care. In cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has created isolation facilities in Guéckédou, Macenta and most recently, Conakry, where eight people have been confirmed to be infected with the deadly virus.
Ebola in Guinea
Photo: Joffrey Monnier/MSF
Villagers discuss during an Ebola awareness raising session in Gbondo, Guinea, where four probable cases have been identified. The questions are many and anxiety palpable. The Ebola epidemic confirmed by the Ministry of Health on 22 March is the first to affect Guinea. MSF currently has three teams in the country to fight the epidemic.