Michaeleen Doucleff

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Plague Outbreak In Madagascar Spreads To Its Capital

Friday, November 21, 2014

Madagascar reports hundreds of plague cases each year. Health officials are concerned that this year's outbreak could grow rapidly now that it has reached a densely-populated city.


India Quarantines Ebola Survivor Because Of Infectious Semen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ebola can linger in semen for months after a person recovers from the disease. So survivors are typically given condoms and a stern warning. But India is being more cautious.


Dangerous Deliveries: Ebola Leaves Moms And Babies Without Care

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

When a pregnant woman catches Ebola, the fetus and amniotic fluid are flooded with the virus. The ripple effects of these dangerous deliveries could be more catastrophic than Ebola itself.


How Bacteria In The Gut Help Fight Off Viruses

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rotavirus kills more than a half-million kids around the world each year. Now scientists have evidence that the secret to stopping it is hiding in the trillions of bacteria of our microbiome.


How 'The Hot Zone' Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola's History

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Do people with Ebola actually cry tears of blood? What happens if the U.S. Army thinks you might have Ebola? We catch up with science writer David Quammen to discuss truths and myths about the virus.


From 'Big Jues' To 'Tay-Tay Water,' A Quick Guide To Liberian English

Friday, November 07, 2014

An NPR reporter found that Liberian English is ... kind of like English and kind of like nothing you've heard before. Just stick an "o" at the end of a phrase if you're happy, and you're on your way.


How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed

Friday, October 31, 2014

There's potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.


No Hand-Washing, Spotty Temperature-Taking At Liberia's Airport

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Ebola screening of airline passengers departing from Monrovia was not operating like a well-oiled machine Monday.


American Volunteers In Liberia Are Anti-Quarantine

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

They fear that the threat of isolating a returning health worker for 21 days will cause a drop in the number of volunteers at a time when more medical staff is needed to quash the outbreak.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.