Equatorial Guinea: Ebola - Facing Down Fear to Save Lives in Guinea

[IFRC]In Conakry, the capital of Guinea, everyone is frightened of the Ebola virus disease. It is the first time one of the most lethal viruses in the world has been detected in the country and stories are surfacing of people panicking, such as the time when passengers in a public transport vehicle abandoned the bus, in the middle of a traffic jam, when a pregnant woman inside, vomited.
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