Hunger and Frustration Grow at Ebola Ground Zero in Guinea

March 3, 2015 5:36 PM

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Hunger and Frustration Grow at Ebola Ground Zero in Guinea

MELIANDOU: A charred kapok tree and around a dozen graves scattered amongst the mud brick houses of Meliandou are painful reminders of the toll Ebola has taken on this village in southeast Guinea.

Scientists traced the source of the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola to two-year-old Emile Ouamouno, who they believe contracted the disease while playing near the tree, home to hundreds of bats that may have been hosting the deadly virus.

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