In pictures - Guinea: Ebola outbreak

In Conakry, the capital of Guinea, everyone is frightened of the Ebola virus disease. It is the first time one of the most lethal viruses in the world has been detected in the country and stories are surfacing of people panicking - See more at: http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/africa/guinea/ebola-facing-down-fear-to-save-lives-in-guinea-65710/#sthash.t0uFYkqG.dpuf
In Conakry, the capital of Guinea, everyone is frightened of the Ebola virus disease. It is the first time one of the most lethal viruses in the world has been detected in the country and stories are surfacing of people panicking - See more at: http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/africa/guinea/ebola-facing-down-fear-to-save-lives-in-guinea-65710/#sthash.t0uFYkqG.dpufIn Conakry, the capital of Guinea, everyone is frightened of the Ebola virus disease. It is the first time one of the most lethal viruses in the world has been detected in the country and stories are surfacing of people panicking.In Conakry, the capital of Guinea, everyone is frightened of the Ebola virus disease. It is the first time one of the most lethal viruses in the world has been detected in the country and stories are surfacing of people panicking.
In Conakry, the capital of Guinea, everyone is frightened of the Ebola virus disease. It is the first time one of the most lethal viruses in the world has been detected in the country and stories are surfacing of people panicking infected, and also to help alleviate fears. In collaboration with the Guinean Ministry of Health and other international aid agencies, including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Red Cross Society of Guinea reacted swiftly to the outbreak by deploying its volunteers on the ground to raise awareness among communities on how people can protect themselves from becoming infected, and also to help alleviate fears.

Volunteers with the Guinea Red Cross meet with residents in the largest market in the Matoto suburb of Conakry, sharing messages on how people can protect themselves and prevent the spread of Ebola. Idrissa Soumare / IFRC

 

Volunteers also hand out soap and a chlorine solution for disinfecting premises. Idrissa Soumare / IFRC

 

The Red Cross has launched emergency and/or preparedness operations in six West African countries which have been affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak (Guinea, Liberia), or are at risk of being affected (Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone). Idrissa Soumare / IFRC

 

Volunteers with the Guinea Red Cross disinfect the Ratoma hospital in Tahouay, suburb of Conakry, following an Ebola virus disease outbreak. Idrissa Soumare / IFRC


Before being mobilized, volunteers are trained and outfitted with personal protective equipment, including boots, goggles, gloves and coveralls. Idrissa Soumare / IFRC

 

The government declared an Ebola virus disease outbreak on March 21.  Idrissa Soumare / IFRC

 

Ebola is a highly infectious disease with up to 90% death rate. Idrissa Soumare / IFRC