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Guinea's “Ground Zero” for Ebola epidemic

Guinea's “Ground Zero” for Ebola epidemic


A small village in Guinea is going down in history as “ground zero” for the Ebola epidemic.

The virus is believed to have started in the densely-forested area of Meliandou, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The area borders Sierra Leone and Liberia, two other West African countries where the outbreak has been described as “persistent and widespread”.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

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Meliandou (UNifeed video capture)