|Description:||Located in the West African city of Conakry, Guinea, this scene captured outside the entrance to a modern hotel depicts a gathering of hotel employees who had assembled after having received training in the proper methods and protocols implemented when dealing with Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF). Many in the group were displaying a handout they’d received during the seminar, which explained the symptoms associated with Ebola HF. Each was wearing a “STOP EBOLA” tee-shirt depicting two hands stopping the aggressive Ebola virus, and dialing the Guinea Ebola Hotline number “115” on a cell phone. On the left, you’ll not the presence of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff member, Molly, who’d also participated in the seminar. The 2014 Ebola HF outbreak left its mark on not only Guinea, but Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria as well.|
Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
Ebola HF is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. When infection occurs, symptoms usually begin abruptly. The first Ebolavirus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically. See the Flickr site link below, for additional imagery related to the 2014 Ebola viral outbreak.