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As Ebola Epidemic Retreats From Guinea, Residents Left With Mixed Feelings Of Heartbreak, Hope

IRIN: The pain of the new normal: Guinea after Ebola
“…West Africa’s Ebola outbreak is believed to have started here, in the Gueckedou forest region, in December 2013. More than 3,500 Guineans have since contracted the virus and 2,391 of them have died. New cases continue to be reported in and around the capital Conakry, but the Gueckedou region, including [this] village, Bellessa, has been Ebola-free since early January. While this is a point of pride for many in the region, it is also nothing to celebrate…” (Lazuta, 5/13).

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