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16-05-2014 | Latest News , Africa

West Africa ? Ebola virus disease

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It has now been two months since the government of Guinea confirmed an outbreak of Ebola virus disease, with 127 confirmed cases and 82 deaths to date. WHO indicates transmission appears to be on the decline, cautioning however, that with an incubation period of up to three weeks, new cases will likely be reported in the coming weeks. Through emergency appeals in Guinea and Liberia, National Red Cross Societies continue to raise awareness in communities on how to prevent the spread of Ebola and to help reduce some of the fear and stigma that is gripping communities not familiar with the disease. In Guinea, a man who contracted Ebola and survived is now working with the Red Cross to help share those messages. His story is below. You will also find an edited video report from Guinea in English and French as well as raw video material. In Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Mali, preparedness DREFs have been launched to proactively raise awareness about Ebola, should the disease spread there.


SHOT LIST
00:09-00:24 : Volunteers with the Guinea Red Cross Society organizing sensitization activities on the Ebola virus in the central market of Guéckedou, the epicenter of the epidemic


00:25-00:37 : Basis of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Guekedou. IFRC team carrying a mortuary box the Red Cross volunteers use when someone is deceased from Ebola


00:37-01:03 : Dr Hamadi Keita, Focal point Ebola operation, Guinea Red Cross : Since the epidemic was declared, we were on the front line with our resources. We started by sensitizing the public on the Ebola virus and at the same time disinfecting some homes in an attempt to stop further spread of the virus.


01:03-01:21 : Volunteers with the Guinea Red Cross Society have treated a body infected by Ebola before the burying.


01:21-01:39 : Volunteers with the Guinea Red Cross Society preparing disinfection activities in the village of Koango, 83 km from Gueckedou where a death is reported


01:39-01:51 : Volunteers with the Guinea Red Cross Society visiting communities in the village of Tekoulo, raising awareness on the Ebola virus and how to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the virus.


01:51-02:06: Pierre Kabouro, a nurse living in Tekoulo, a village located just 25 kilometres from Gueckedou. Because of his close contact with an infected person, Kabouro is among those who is now being closely watched by volunteers with the Red Cross Society of Guinea during the period of incubation which lasts between two and 21 days.


02:06-02:21 : Volunteers with the Guinea Red Cross Society organizing door-to-door sensitization in the village of Tekoulo, raising people's awareness on the Ebola virus and how to prevent the spread of the virus


02:21-02:34 : Volunteer with the Guinea Red Cross Society Saa Sabas, a patient discharged from Ebola visits a school to raise awareness on the virus. ‘'Ebola is a disease like any other, but it has some attributes that bring fear. I suffered from Ebola. How? By contamination.''


02:34-03:00 : Volunteers with the Guinea Red Cross wearing their personal equipment protection disinfecting the home of Kadia Tolno, a girl of five years old, who deceased from Ebola in the village of Tekoulo
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