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Michaeleen Doucleff

Michaeleen Doucleff appears in the following:

Fashion Police: Why Are You Wearing Rubber Boots In Liberia?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Like most people in Monrovia, our correspondent is constantly washing her hands with chlorinated water. But her booted feet are drawing strange looks.

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What's My Risk Of Catching Ebola?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Folks in the U.S. are in a panic about catching Ebola. Let's just say, you're more likely to be eaten by a shark. The situation in Liberia, however, is starkly different.

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Plane Of Good Samaritans: Why Fly To (And From) West Africa

Monday, October 20, 2014

On the plane to Monrovia, our NPR correspondent saw the best of human nature in the passengers on board. Almost all of them were headed to Liberia to lend a helping hand.

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Empty Clinic Beds Don't Necessarily Mean Fewer Ebola Patients

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Buried in the bad news about Ebola, was a chart from the World Health Organization showing that the number of new Ebola cases in Liberia has been declining. There could be several reasons for that.

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No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

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First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.

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What Drives Abortion: The Law Or Income?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

About 5 million women worldwide are admitted to hospitals each year because of complications after an abortion. But the key to stopping these injuries may have nothing to with changing the law.

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Without Innovative Action, Ebola Could Be Entrenched In West Africa

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that West Africa could have more than a million cases of Ebola by the end of January 2015 — if nothing is done to slow down the epidemic.

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Dire Predictions On Ebola's Spread From Top Health Organizations

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The World Health Organization warns of more than 20,000 cases by early November if help doesn't arrive quickly in West Africa. The CDC projects 1.4 million cases by late January.

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WATCH: The Boy Who Danced In The Face Of Ebola

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A nugget of joy in the battle against Ebola: A little boy infected with the virus dances his way through treatment — and he's really good.

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A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.

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Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women's Body Image

Monday, September 15, 2014

A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.

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American Fighting Ebola Receives Blood Transfusion From Survivor

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Last Friday, Dr. Rick Sacra was flown from Liberia to Nebraska in a special medevac plane to be treated for Ebola. After receiving two experimental therapies, Sacra's condition has improved.

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Cheap Drinking Water From The Sun, Aided By A Pop Of Pencil Shavings

Friday, September 05, 2014

Engineers have developed a low-cost material that efficiently sterilizes and desalinates water using only solar energy. The secret to the new technology is likely sitting right on your desk.

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Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.

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How Ebola Kills You: It's Not The Virus

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ebola has a nasty reputation for damaging the body, especially its blood vessels. But when you look at the nitty-gritty details of what happens after a person is infected, a surprising fact surfaces.

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Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Scientists now think the entire outbreak in West Africa was triggered by one person and then the virus took off from there. Early signs pointed to a little boy in southern Guinea.

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Sea Lions And Seals Likely Spread Tuberculosis To Ancient Peruvians

Thursday, August 21, 2014

By analyzing the DNA found in 1,000-year-old mummies, scientists found evidence that sea mammals were the first to bring tuberculosis to the Americas.

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Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?

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Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Monday, August 18, 2014

Using a new technology, scientists have created a vaccine for an emerging mosquito-borne virus. The vaccine was safe and produced some degree of immunity in a preliminary study.

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