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#FightEbola: She Survived, But Is Shunned

Dattu Lahai returned to her Sierra Leone village after being cured to find friends and family were avoiding her.

For many survivors, a cure is not the end of their ordeal. Dattu Lahai, seen praying at her home, came back from a Sierra Leone treatment center to find those around her distant and fearful because of misinformation about the illness.

Ebola has infected at least 13,000 people in West Africa, and killed at least 5,000. If the deadly virus isn't stopped, the CDC estimates that up to 1.4 million people could be infected by the end of January 2015. To help support the groups at the frontline of this disease, donate at

Images by Samuel Aranda / New York Times via Redux