Ebola: Life at Ground Zero

In this photo taken Saturday Nov. 22, 2014, a young boy loses his shoe while kicking a ball in the Guinean village of Meliandou, some 400 miles (600 kms) south-east of Conakry, Guinea, believed to be Ebola’s ground zero. Meliandou, a small village at the top of a forested hill reached by a rutted redContinue reading “Ebola: Life at Ground Zero”

In this photo taken Saturday Nov. 22, 2014, a young boy loses his shoe while kicking a ball in the Guinean village of Meliandou, some 400 miles (600 kms) south-east of Conakry, Guinea, believed to be Ebola’s ground zero. Meliandou, a small village at the top of a forested hill reached by a rutted red earth track, is notorious as the birthplace and crucible of the most deadly incarnation of the virus to date. Today villagers here are in debt, stigmatized, hungry and still angry and deeply suspicious about who or what brought the disease that has devastated their lives. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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