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Ebola outbreak instills terror in West African families
Ebola outbreak instills terror in West African families

Even the word was chilling: Ebola. The virus stole into the girl's house in her small eastern Guinea town, invisible as death, and swiftly killed her grandmother and great-aunt. There were dark rumors everywhere that Ebola was witchcraft. Soon her mother and aunt fell sick too. Health workers with Doctors Without Borders came and talked to the family for a long time. Then they donned yellow heavy plastic suits, white plastic aprons, masks and bibs and took 12-year-old Rose and her mother and aunt away in an ambulance. And everybody knew that when they took you away, you never came back. This is a time of terror in many West African communities as they face the world's worst...

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