Ebola decimating health workers in Guinea

Sunday, August 31, 2014
By Paul Martin


Conakry – Working at breakneck speed, the nurses rush between departments at Guinea’s largest hospital, wearing gloves they have bought at their own expense to protect themselves against the Ebola virus.

The often chronically under-resourced staff of Donka hospital in the capital Conakry – like health workers across west Africa – sacrifice everything in the battle against a deadly epidemic, often their own lives.

The World Health Organisation said last week that more than 120 health workers across the region had died during the “unprecedented” outbreak which began early this year, and more than 240 had been infected.

“The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa is unprecedented in many ways, including the high proportion of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers who have been infected,” the agency said in a statement.

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