British Team Shoots Footage Inside Ebola Clinic (Video)

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July 9 2014 5:21 PM

British Team Shoots Footage Inside Ebola Clinic

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A staffer and patient.

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In the footage below, the British ITN network goes inside an Ebola treatment facility in Conakry, Guinea. Guinea is one of three West African countries battling a virulent Ebola epidemic that has killed nearly 400 people. ITN's video captures sufferers in quarantine—their faces blurred out of fear they will be stigmatized— and doctors from Medecins Sans Frontieres who work in biohazard suits that get as hot as 104oF. According to WHO, the current crisis is the largest Ebola outbreak since the discovery of the virus in 1976. Here's the video:

Irene Chidinma Nwoye is a writer and former Slate intern in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.

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