Interview with Pascal Piquet, MSF logistician in Gueckedou, Guinea. He is part of an MSF team responding to the Ebola outbreak.
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A first person account of the Ebola outbreak by Michel Van Herp, an MSF epidemiologist working in Guinea.
I received a message at home in Brussels about this strange disease which had broken out in Guédeckou, in southern Guinea.
They thought that perhaps it was Lassa fever, but when I received a description of the patients' symptoms, it was clear to me that we were talking about Ebola. A couple of days later I was in Guinea.
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