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Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone: a view from the frontline

Archives of disease in childhood | 29 Oct 2015

S Owens and T Leyland
Abstract
The largest and most complex Ebola epidemic in history is believed to have started with the infection of a 2-year-old boy in South-eastern Guinea in late 2013. Within a year, thousands of children and their families had contracted the virus, many had died and many more were orphaned. We reflect on our experiences of volunteering at the Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone between January and February 2015, where we were deployed to care for just a few of these children as part of the Save The Children team.
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Mandinka people, Susu people, Freetown, Economic Community of West African States, West Africa, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone
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