Ebola: Life at Ground Zero

In this photo taken Thursday Nov. 20, 2014, children carry sanitization kits supplied by UNICEF in the Guinean village of Meliandou, some 400 miles (600 kms) south-east of Conakry, Guinea, believed to be Ebola’s ground zero. In Meliandou, as in many other villages across Ebola country, the disease is shrouded in mystery, surrounded by suspicionContinue reading “Ebola: Life at Ground Zero”

In this photo taken Thursday Nov. 20, 2014, children carry sanitization kits supplied by UNICEF in the Guinean village of Meliandou, some 400 miles (600 kms) south-east of Conakry, Guinea, believed to be Ebola’s ground zero. In Meliandou, as in many other villages across Ebola country, the disease is shrouded in mystery, surrounded by suspicion and rumors. People here still believe that Ebola was disseminated by white people seeking the deaths of blacks, including through a measles vaccination campaign; by a laboratory testing bats to create a vaccination against the virus; by politicians from a rival tribe bent on killing off the forest people; by white miners looking to exploit a nearby mountain of iron ore. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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