Nubia is a patient, 21 days old, whose mother was infected by the Ebola virus and died on October 27th in Conakry.  

Nubia has responded well to the treatment she received at the MSF Ebola Treatment centre in Conakry.

A MSF health worker holds in his arms Nubia who was infected with Ebola after her mother Mamasta died from the virus 12 days previously, she is receiving treatment from MSF at their Ebola treatment center in Conakry. Nubia is being cared for by an Ebola survivor who has been immunised. Photo: Samuel Aranda
An MSF health worker holds in his arms Nubia who was infected with Ebola after her mother Mamasta died from the virus 12 days previously, she is receiving treatment from MSF at their Ebola treatment center in Conakry. Nubia is being cared for by an Ebola survivor who has been immunised. Photo: Samuel Aranda

We are pleased that she has been tested negative, but as she is the first infected baby to have recovered, she will continue to receive specialised medical support before going back home.

The country has begun a 42-day countdown after which the epidemic will be declared officially over, provided that no new cases are reported until then.

The government and the communities have worked hard with us to arrive at this result. We must still remain vigilant for any potential new cases so that our achievements will not be destroyed", says Laurence Sailly, MSF Emergency Coordinator in Guinea.

Find out more about MSF's work in Guinea.