Jason Beaubien appears in the following:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
JFK hospital shut down when several doctors died of Ebola. Now it's open again. And the staff is taking rigorous measures to make sure the virus doesn't make its way past the front gate.
Monday, October 13, 2014
At least 7,000 health care workers are needed to staff new Ebola treatment centers in Liberia alone. Those doctors, nurses and hygienists must learn how to protect themselves — and how not to panic.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.
Friday, October 10, 2014
At a government-run hospital in Liberia, Dr. Gabriel Logan is doing everything he can to save Ebola patients. That includes experimenting with an HIV drug as treatment.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
He likely contracted the virus when he carried an ailing pregnant woman into her home. Relatives and neighbors in Liberia miss his jovial spirit — and lash out at their government and the U.S.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
President Obama promised a massive American response to the epidemic, including the deployment of thousands of U.S. troops. That surge of assistance began three weeks ago, and despite challenges, progress is being made.
Monday, October 06, 2014
There's a company town in Liberia with 80,000 residents. Ebola was first detected in March. Firestone's resourceful response has kept the virus from spreading.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
With money and manpower, the European Union hopes to help stop the Ebola outbreak. But the EU has a long-term goal as well: Improving health care in West Africa to prevent future medical crises.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Health Minister Aaron Motsolaedi faced an HIV/AIDS crisis when he took office in 2009. He's made great progress on that front. His new campaign: Convincing South Africans to live healthier lives.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
An ulcer drug is dramatically changing the face of back-alley abortions in developing countries and cutting the rate of maternal deaths. Misoprostol is widely available even where abortion is banned.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Christina Quintanilla faced up to 50 years in prison after an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.
Friday, September 05, 2014
Population growth, the cutting down of forests and increased mobility all contribute to the current crisis. "The virus hasn't changed," says one infectious disease expert. "Africa has changed."
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
A high-level delegation from the World Health Organization is in D.C. this week for talks with U.S. leaders about the Ebola outbreak. The United Nations group is seeking commitments from donor countries to meet a projected need of $600 million to control the epidemic. Meanwhile, the outbreak shows no signs of slowing in West Africa.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
A brief video captures the chaos of Ebola in Liberia. A suspected patient, who allegedly fled a treatment center, is pursued by health workers and wrestled into a truck.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
In an exclusive interview with NPR, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares his impressions from a visit to West Africa.
Friday, August 15, 2014
In the Liberian capital of Monrovia, one community, without help from the government, set up their own quarantine of a family they believed to be infected with Ebola. For two weeks, the family grew sicker and sicker, until finally the ambulance arrived to take them to an isolation ward — but only after the teenage son had died.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Doctors Without Borders is preparing to re-open an Ebola isolation unit in Liberia. The country will again have two Ebola treatment centers, but Doctors Without Borders says it is still not enough.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Liberia is now the nation reporting the highest number of new cases in the region. It was also a traveler from Liberia who last month carried the Ebola virus to Nigeria and sparked the outbreak there.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Ebola has claimed another victim. Reeling from the loss of staff and unable to cope with the deadly virus, St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital has closed its gates.