Photo of the Week: Ebola was declared in Guinea 1 year ago
On this day, March 22, in 2014 Guinea's first case of Ebola was confirmed by the Ministry of Health. The immediate priority for our teams on the ground was to identify patients with Ebola symptoms and isolate them from the population, while providing high-quality care to those infected with the virus. In cooperation with the Guinean Ministry of Health, MSF created an isolation facility in Guéckédou and Macenta in the Forestière region of southern Guinea. Mobile teams were dispatched to evaluate the situation in Kissidougou and Nzérékoré and monitor border crossing with neighbouring countries, particularly Sierra Leone and Liberia, where suspected cases had been reported.