Humanitarian Health Action

Health in Guinea - Ebola virus disease at 6 Months

WHO and partners respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Guinea
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WHO and partners respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Guinea

On 26 December 2013, a 2-year-old boy in the remote Guinean village of Meliandou fell ill with a mysterious illness characterized by fever, black stools, and vomiting. He died 2 days later. Retrospective case-finding by WHO would later identify that child as West Africa’s first case of Ebola virus disease. The circumstances surrounding his illness were ominous.