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Description:This photograph was captured by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) team member, and EIS Officer, Dr. Heidi Soeters during Guinea’s 2014 Ebola outbreak, and depicts a World Health Organization (WHO) staff member who was also deployed to the West African region, as he was conducting a class in how to properly don personal protective equipment (PPE). The Guinean healthcare worker at right had dressed in a PPE uniform, which included disposable head covering, a transparent face shield, facemask, disposable shirt, apron, and gloves, and though not visible here, rubber boots. The Guinean woman in the middle was reading from a manual, instructing the healthcare worker as he was dressing. She in turn, was being overseen by the WHO instructor on the left, who appeared to be correcting her instructions. The seriousness of correctly wearing appropriate PPE cannot be overstated.

The following was excerpted from an article posted by Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

These photos are from our International Infection Control Team, and depict their work in N’Zérékoré and Macenta, Guinea. They’re supporting infection control improvements in health facilities by providing infection control, and prevention training, to front line health care workers.

To date, Guinea has had over 2,400 confirmed Ebola cases, 126 of which have been among healthcare workers.

The initial training is planned to reach the nearly 2,000 healthcare workers in three of Guinea’s prefectures with the highest rates of Ebola — N’Zérékoré, Macenta, and Kerouane — before expanding to other parts of the country.

CDC staff will be in West Africa continuing to fight the Ebola epidemic until the last spark is extinguished. The vulnerability of any country is our vulnerability as well.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Heidi Soeters
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Dr. Heidi Soeters
Links:
  • CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP); Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
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    CDC Organization

    MeSH
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Virus Diseases
    tree picturetree picture tree picture RNA Virus Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mononegavirales Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Filoviridae Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
    tree picture Geographic Locations
    tree picture tree picture Geographic Locations
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Africa
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Africa South of the Sahara
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Africa, Western
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Guinea
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Viruses
    tree picturetree picture tree picture RNA Viruses
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mononegavirales
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Filoviridae
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Vertebrate Viruses
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture RNA Viruses
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mononegavirales
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Filoviridae
    Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.
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