This May Seem Like A Movie To Americans, But In Liberia This Is Real Life
By Amanda L. Chan
Staff members of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are continuously deployed to the countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. We asked seven of them -- from infection control specialists to people helping to screen for potential cases -- to share their experiences working in these countries. For a full library of the CDC's photos from the front lines, check out its Flickr page.
Katrin S. Kohl, Global Migration and Quarantine, Sierra Leone
A tricycle ambulance is used to transport suspected Ebola patients during airport screening in Sierra Leone on Aug. 20, 2014.
This photo was taken to show the delivery of the tricycle ambulance donated by UAE [the United Arab Emirates] to Sierra Leone for the transport of "suspect" Ebola travelers from the airport to the nearby government-run hospital. There was no patient in the ambulance. The airport also has another ambulance, but they thought it was important to have another ambulance at the airport designated to transport suspect Ebola travelers from the airport to the hospital. The only international airport in Sierra Leone can be reached from the capitol only by ferry, or water taxi or a 3+ hour car ride.
On daily life in Sierra Leone:
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