Ebola in Guinea: MSF temporarily suspends operations after an attack on their drug warehouse

A general view of the hospital in Macenta where Ebola patients are being treated

Médecins Sans Frontières has temporarily suspended Friday its activities after the attack on their store of drugs, lejourguinee.com has learned.

The suspension follows a popular demonstration against the doctors who are working hard to eradicate the epidemic in the region. “The drug warehouse of Médecins Sans Frontières has been vandalized by angry protesters,” a source based Macenta said by telephone.

The citizens of this town in southern Guinea – very angry – have reproached MSF for dramatizing Ebola. According to our source, many patients are suspected in the area. And usually those who have similar signs Ebola, [are taken away and] never return.

The citizens of this city think that MSF is killing them and not Ebola. “Any person who is vomiting or has diarrhea is immediately packed in a plastic after being sprayed with disinfectant agents by Médecins Sans Frontières. They do not even want to know if the person is suffering from malaria, measles, typhoid or other illness,” said a citizen quoted by “mosaiqueguinee.”

The same source made the accusation that “no patients who are supported by MSF in the hospital emerge alive. Médecins Sans Frontières is here just to eliminate Macenta citizens and that is why people have cried that they are sick of it Friday: to say stop!”

The local authorities trying to suppress the demonstrators have at last returned calm. Finally, note that the epidemic has killed nearly 90 people since its inception in January. Today 137 cases are distributed among Gueckédou, Macenta, Conakry, and Dabola Dingiraye.

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Note:  edited Google Translate from French.  Note that there is no treatment or vaccine for Ebola, which has a death rate of up to 90%, and the only way to stop it from spreading is to isolate the cases.