Ebola

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MSF is deploying more than 60 international staff and 270 Guinean and Liberian staff to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has so far claimed 135 lives according to official numbers. MSF is supporting local health authorities by caring for infected patients and implementing...
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Interview with MSF epidemiologist Kamiliny KALAHNE What is Ebola? Ebola is a disease caused by a filovirus – which just means a thread-type virus. It’s a virus that we think has been around for a long time. There is good evidence that it lives in bats, and people generally come into contact with it...
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MSF has launched an emergency intervention and continues to reinforce its teams to respond to an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Guinea. To date, Guinean health authorities have reported 134 suspected cases and 84 deaths. 52 international staff are working alongside Guinean MSF staff and in...
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With eight confirmed cases of Ebola reported in the capital Conakry, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is facing an unprecedented epidemic in terms of the distribution of cases now scattered in several locations in Guinea. “We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the...
In response to the Ebola epidemic that has broken out in Guinea, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to reinforce its teams in Guéckédou and Macenta, two towns in the south of the country where the virus has spread. 30 staff members are already on the ground and more doctors, nurses and...
An outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in southern Guinea has prompted Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to launch an emergency response. Twenty-four MSF doctors, nurses, logisticians and hygiene and sanitation experts are already in the country, while additional staff will strengthen the team in the...
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