A woman struck down by the killer Ebola virus raging in Guinea has told of her joy at being "reborn" after pulling through against the odds.
The 27-year-old, giving her name as Fanta, recalled how she hovered for weeks between life and death battling the tropical bug, which has killed more than 100 people this year in the poverty-hit west African nation.
"To hear that I had a disease that could not be cured, I was so afraid... It is as if I have just been reborn," she told reporters on Thursday outside a treatment centre in the capital Conakry, days after medics had saved her life.
"The way people were looking at me, I knew I had this really dangerous illness but I'm fine now, thank God. I'm cured." ...