Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link to this report in LeFigaro.fr: Cure for Ebola between miracle and curse. Excerpt from the Google translation:
The return home, after healing from a virus that can kill up to 90% of people it infects, should be the symbol of a new beginning, a great opportunity. Unfortunately, congratulations and welcome supposed survivors of Ebola celebrations are often replaced by extreme suspicion, even a total rejection experienced by miracles like a second trial, as several witnesses.
"Ebola has ruined my life, although I'm cured," tells AP Kadiatou Fanta, 26-year-old Guinean, a medical student, infected while working as an intern at a clinic in Conakry. "Nobody wants to spend any minute with me for fear of being contaminated." Her companion left her while she was in the hospital, and does not even answer the phone. She felt like seared with "survivor Ebola."
On her return, rejection has expanded to its faculty of the School of Medicine who refused in their classrooms, despite his health certificate. "I still have not passed my exams while my friends went to the next level," she says. "My teachers told me that I will validate my course by phone ..."
"As if they had a ghost in front of them"
Fanta is not an isolated case. The Ebola strain raging in West Africa is less deadly than some previously observed: more than 40% of patients survive, mostly without sequelae, and must reintegrate. If they do not all experience the same ordeal that the young student, back in the community is often difficult and the looks, rumors affect their morale.
"When I went home, many people were shocked to see me alive, and looked at me as if they had a ghost in front of them," says the website of the World Health Organization a teacher 24 years of Conakry. During her testimony, she still did not know when she would be allowed to resume work. "My family supported me, but I locked myself in my room and I cried for two hours."