Humanitarian Health Action

Ebola virus disease in Guinea

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

19 August 2014 --The outbreak in Guinea, where the virus made its first appearance in west Africa last December, is less alarming than in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Public awareness of the facts about Ebola is higher there than in the other affected countries. Innovative solutions are being found. For example, respected community leaders have been used to secure the cooperation of 26 villages that were highly resistant to outside help.