In DepthInfectious Diseases

In Guinea, a long, difficult road to zero Ebola cases

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Science  01 May 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6234, pp. 485-486
DOI: 10.1126/science.348.6234.485

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Ebola is on the decline in Guinea, one of three West African hit hard by the epidemic. The country's teeming capital of 2 million, Conakry, had only a single known case last week. As part of the endgame, hundreds of local workers have gone house to house in the remaining Ebola pockets in recent weeks to explain how Ebola spreads, encourage people to report suspected cases, and try to find any hidden Ebola patients or corpses. Distrust of the government, resentment against teams raising awareness, and rumors about the origins of the epidemic are still a problem.

  • * in Conakry