Ebola in West Africa

  • Photographer
    Tommy Trenchard
  • Prize
    2nd Place / Editorial/General News
  • Company/Studios
  • Date of Photograph
    June-December 2015

In late 2013 in a small Guinean village the Ebola virus made the leap from bats to humans sparking a chain of transmission that has killed over 10,000 people across West Africa. The virus preyed on intimacy, infecting those who tried to cure sick relatives or bury their friends. Efforts to fight the outbreak were greeted with panic and suspicion, and sometimes violence. Now the wave has started to recede, leaving behind thousands of grieving families and a traumatised society grappling to come to terms with what happened.

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