Survivor brings hope for others hit by Ebola


A medical staff worker of the 'Doctors without Borders' ('Medecin sans frontieres') medical aid organisation is assisted with the disinfecting of his gloves at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guekedou.

GUINEA - As Ebola continues to claim lives throughout west Africa, one man has beaten the odds and survived.

This has sparked hope that many others can be saved.

Saa Simbiano received a clean bill of health after receiving treatment at a Doctors without Borders centre in southern Guinea.

"He has recovered well and so we have just told him that his test shows he is in the clear, so we have just given him the good news. We&39;ll give him a decontamination shower and after that we&39;ll take him to his village," doctor Marc Forget said.

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the worst hit by the Ebola outbreak.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the death toll now stands at 481.

WHO, however, believes Ebola could be stopped.

“We&39;ve had outbreaks of Ebola before, we&39;ve been able to stop them, we know the way to do it," Dan Epstein, WHO spokesperson said.

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