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Nurith Aizenman

Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:

Medical Mystery: Why Did Ebola Pop Up In A Remote Mining District?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Just over a week ago, officials in Sierra Leone noticed data suggesting an ominous trend: Ebola suddenly seemed to be spreading in Kono District, a land of towering mountains and muddy diamond mines.

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World's Slow Response To Ebola Leaves Sierra Leone Villages Scrambling

Friday, December 05, 2014

With the number of new infections reaching a record high, there's no time to wait for international aid to build perfect Ebola treatment centers. So village leaders are making do with what they have.

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Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

Saturday, November 22, 2014

As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.

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An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

Friday, November 21, 2014

Staff members at a clinic in Sierra Leone were told to minimize treatments and expect few survivors. But they refused to follow that plan and came up with a safe way to boost the survival rate.

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Sierra Leone Colleagues Mourn Dr. Salia, Who Succumbed To Ebola

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dr. Martin Salia died at a hospital in Omaha, Neb., after being evacuated from Sierra Leone, where he worked as a surgeon in several hospitals. Mourners gathered at a hospital where he worked.

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A Deadly Chain: Tracing Ebola In A Sierra Leone Village

Monday, November 17, 2014

Why is Sierra Leone reporting an uptick in Ebola cases while Liberia's outbreak is slowing? The chain of events in one village points up the obstacles that the country is facing.

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In Sierra Leone, Tears And Wails Mark The Death Of Dr. Martin Salia

Monday, November 17, 2014

He was one of only 130 or so doctors who served the country. When news came that he'd succumbed to Ebola, people went into shock, mourning the death of "a great hero."

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Hand-Pumped Anesthesia Could Help With Surgeries In The Dark

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Across Africa, hospitals are struggling to provide surgery. Doctors, nurses, and even basics like electricity are in short supply. Now Johns Hopkins Medical Center is testing a creative solution.

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Controversy Brews Over States' Moves To Quarantine Health Workers

Monday, October 27, 2014

New York and New Jersey are ordering that all medical workers returning from Ebola-hit nations to be quarantined at home upon their return. But federal officials say the mandate will likely have a chilling effect on the already troubled effort to recruit U.S. health care workers to fight the epidemic.

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Lessons From Ebola School: How To Draw Blood, Wipe Up Vomit

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Think of the routine jobs health workers do in a hospital: Sticking a needle in a patient's arm. Cleaning up vomit. Escorting a patient to a bed. Now imagine doing those tasks for someone with Ebola.

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Despite Legal Reprieve On Abortion, Some Texas Clinics Remain Closed

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Texas clinics that provide abortion services were surprised by a ruling from the high court this week that allows them to reopen. But the bruising legal battle may have already changed the landscape.

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Ebola Volunteers Are Needed — But Signing On Isn't Easy

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Doctors and nurses are desperately needed to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. They're finally starting to volunteer in larger numbers, but getting them deployed is a slow, complicated process.

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CDC Sets Up Mock Ebola Ward Set Up In Alabama

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a training program for health workers headed for West Africa to help with the outbreak. They're running it at a former Army base in Anniston.

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Inside An Ebola Kit: A Little Chlorine And A Lot Of Hope

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. And clinics don't have space for patients. So the U.S. government is giving families kits for treating people at home. Will this help slow the epidemic?

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They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.

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Why Patients Aren't Coming To Liberia's Redemption Hospital

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

At this government-run facility in Monrovia, doctors and nurses try to provide care as best they can. But since the Ebola outbreak, many people are afraid to come.

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A New Strain Of Ebola Emerges In Democratic Republic Of Congo

Monday, August 25, 2014

A new outbreak of Ebola is being reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But scientists say it's not related to the Ebola epidemic going on in West Africa.

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Ebola Took Her Daughters And Made Her An Outcast

Monday, August 25, 2014

The disease that has claimed over 600 lives in Liberia and 1,400 across West Africa has had another tragic impact. People who've lost family members may find themselves shunned by friends and family.

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Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia

Sunday, August 24, 2014

When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts from answering West Africa's calls for help.

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To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.

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