The doctor has beaten the odds and survived Ebola, but he still has one more problem — the stigma of the deadly disease.

Even though he is completely healthy, people are afraid to come near him or to have anything to do with him.

For example, the man was supposed to give an interview on Guinean radio to describe his triumphant tale. But the station would not allow him into the studio.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 145 lives so far. More than 240 people, mostly in Guinea, are suspected of having caught the illness. There is no vaccine, no treatment and the disease is almost always fatal.

Unfortunately for the lucky few who survive, the stink of stigma lingers long after the virus has been purged from their bodies.

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