Family Pictures of Early Victims



Family Pictures of Early Victims


A family member of Emile Ouamouno holds a photograph of a newborn Emile with his mother and father. Emile died at the age of 2 in December 2013, the first known victim of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. He lived in the forest village of Meliandou in Guinea with his parents and three sisters, including 4-year-old Philomene, who also died, followed by the children's mother and grandmother.


Photograph by Suzanne Beukes, courtesy of UNICEF


“Family Pictures of Early Victims,” CDC Museum Digital Exhibits, accessed July 19, 2024,