Via MSF, some remarkable photographs: Gallery: Guinea - Ebola first patient out of isolation ward. Excerpt:
A number of patients have been discharged from Ebola treatment centres in Guinea after successfully beating the Ebola virus, says the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Ebola is associated with high mortality rates and there is no specific treatment for the virus. However, patients’ chances of survival increase if they receive proper care, including staying hydrated and receiving treatment for secondary infections.
“When the first patient came out from the treatment centre, I was so happy and the whole team was cheering,” says Marie-Claire Lamah, a Guinean doctor working in MSF’s Ebola treatment centre in Donka hospital in the capital Conakry.
The first patient is an 18-year-old woman named Rose, and the photo of her getting a big huge from her MSF nurse is memorable. It deserves to be widely displayed throughout West Africa.