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Jason Beaubien

Jason Beaubien appears in the following:

Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

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.

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The Changing Face Of West Africa Has Fueled The Ebola Crisis

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."

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Health Officials Warn Ebola Is Spreading Faster Than Efforts To Contain It

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.

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A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia

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.

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Tom Frieden's Ebola Assessment: The Risk Is Increasing

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.

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Without Hope Of Help, Neighbors Turn To Makeshift Ebola Quarantine

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.

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Medical Aid Group: Liberia's Ebola Cases Spiral Upward

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.

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Liberia Becomes Epicenter Of West Africa Ebola Crisis

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.

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Ebola Shuts Down The Oldest Hospital In Liberia

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.

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Ebola Closes The Doors Of One Of Liberia's Oldest Hospitals

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia has died at a hospital in Madrid. The Liberian hospital that Father Miguel Pajares had been working at in Monrovia is now shut down, because so many staff members have been infected with Ebola.

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Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Being a health worker usually isn't controversial. But in Pakistan, it can get you killed. Fatima Noor explains why she still goes door to door to immunize kids, even though she's scared.

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Sierra Leone Declares Quarantine, As Ebola Outbreak Worsens

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.

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The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The effort to end polio is taking a toll on Pakistan's already overstretched health system. With more children dying of measles and diarrhea, some question whether the focus on polio is worth it.

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Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

Monday, July 28, 2014

The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.

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Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

Monday, July 28, 2014

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.

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Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The largest outbreak in history is giving birth to what may be the largest outbreak of Ebola rumors. It's a curse! It's carried by mosquitoes. Or ... a snake. Here's a look at what people are saying.

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Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

There is no cure for Ebola. But doctors are able to treat the virus successfully, raising hope that the outbreak that began in West Africa in March will eventually be brought under control.

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Facility Sets Up Extreme Precautions To Treat Ebola Patients

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is killing dozens by the week. Medical workers have responded by expanding a field hospital, taking extraordinary measures to contain infection.

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Ebola Wreaks Economic Woe In West Africa

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In eastern Sierra Leone, health officials have set up the world's largest treatment for the Ebola virus. Businesses in the area are suffering, and people are finding it difficult to earn a living.

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West African Villagers Fear Ebola Will Escape From The Grave

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Since the outbreak began last March, more than 600 people have died. This mounting death toll is presenting families and health authorities with a grim new problem: What do you do with the bodies?

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