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Photo feature: Ebola tales from Guinea

The town of Gueckedou, in southeastern Guinea where the Ebola break first began, has been Ebola-free since January, but its impact is still being felt.
(Jennifer Lazuta/IRIN)

More than 3,600 people have fallen sick with Ebola in Guinea since the outbreak was first declared in March 2014. At least 2,423 of them have died.

Despite the recent slowdown in the number of new cases, the outbreak is not over. There were nine reported cases during the week ending 24 May, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization. 

Even in areas of the country, such as Guinea’s southeastern forest region, which has been Ebola-free since January, the impact of the deadly virus is still being felt. 

Click here to see IRIN’s photo feature on how people’s lives have been changed, for both better and worse. 


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