You can’t leave anything exposed, let me cover here,” said one orderly, pointing at a small patch of flesh poking out above one doctor’s face mask.
Some 200 health workers now staff a quick-build Ebola treatment centre located just behind this battered city’s ramshackle hospital.
It is administered by a French medical charity called ALIMA and it was clear to us that they were struggling.
On the day of our visit, 92 patients were admitted to the facility – but this collection of wooden huts and temporary tents only has room for 60.
“Effectively, we are under pressure,” said one overworked doctor called Junior Ikomo Bofol.
“We have got suspected cases [coming in] and three confirmed cases today… we need more space. We need space and we are hoping that logistics will find a solution for us.”
Dr Junior and his colleagues are fighting a highly contagious virus for which there is no cure.