Disclaimer: While Nick works for MSF in the UK, he is taking part in this vaccine trial as an individual - not as an MSF member of staff.
It’s been a month since I applied and now it’s a matter of days until I go. I head to Europe for briefing before landing in Freetown, Sierra Leone next Tuesday.
It is not known how a two-year-old boy from Guinea became the index case. He wouldn’t have been slaughtering bats or bush meat, and maybe not even consuming bat soup, a local delicacy. Yet this is where Ebola began in December 2013 --according to our current information-- before spreading to neighbouring Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Traveling now from Brussels trainings and briefings as part of “the 10”, all of us with MSF experience. It’s actually a hoot.
Arrived airport in early am hrs after Brussls to Casablanca to Sierra Leone/Salone.
Martin introduces the youngest and oldest survivors of the current Ebola outbreak
This post was written on 10th September 2014
Martin blogs from the frontline of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia