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Nurith Aizenman

Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:

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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In Liberia, An Ebola Quarantine Descends Into Riots

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After the Liberian government ordered a quarantine of one of the poorest neighborhoods in its capital, Monrovia, residents there woke up to find themselves cut off from the rest of the city by security forces. By midday, the neighborhood was in riot.

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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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Liberia Blocks Off Neighborhood In Ebola Quarantine, Sparking Riot

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Residents of the capital's West Point neighborhood woke up to learn no one can enter or leave the area for 21 days — the time it takes to determine whether someone exposed to Ebola was infected.

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Hit Hard By Ebola, Liberia Now Has A Third Treatment Center

Monday, August 18, 2014

Men, women and children began lining up hours before the new facility opened — only the third Ebola treatment center in a country where the virus is spreading with alarming speed.

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WHO Warns That Ebola Outbreak Won't End Without International Help

Friday, August 08, 2014

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan took this step after a unanimous vote by an advisory committee of infectious disease experts.

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West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Declared International Emergency

Friday, August 08, 2014

On Friday, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response.

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As Ebola Spreads in Nigeria, Debate About Experimental Drugs Grows

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The death toll in the Ebola outbreak has climbed above 900. In response, the World Health Organization will look into whether it's ethical to use experimental medicines in the outbreak.

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Ebola Outbreak Worsens In West Africa

Monday, August 04, 2014

As the African leaders gather in Washington, D.C., one of the topics they'll be discussing is the Ebola outbreak that is raging throughout West Africa. The outbreak is the largest on record.

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As Ebola Outbreak Worsens, West Africa Turns To Quarantines

Friday, August 01, 2014

Leaders of the three African nations hit hardest by the Ebola virus met to discuss ways to fight the outbreak. With the situation deteriorating, it's likely more of the region will be quarantined.

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Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Health workers are trying to convince parents to give children the polio vaccine, but the program faces violent opposition. Harvard researchers polled the parents. They were surprised by the results.

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Joep Lange, Who Died On Flight MH17, Changed The Way We Fight AIDS

Friday, July 18, 2014

He was a passenger on the downed Malaysia Airlines flight. Those who knew researcher and activist Joep Lange say he was a giant in the battle against AIDS — and truly "a scientist with a heart."

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New Guidelines For Gay Men: A Daily Anti-HIV Pill

Friday, July 11, 2014

The World Health Organization strongly recommends that men who have sex with men consider a daily pill that would prevent HIV infection. That seems like a drastic measure — but is it?

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Playtime With Mom Helps Boost Toddlers' Under-Developed Brains

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Due to malnourishment, some 200 million toddlers in poor countries have under-developed brains. A study in the journal Science suggests more play time with mom can dramatically reverse the damage.

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Snip Decision: Africa's Campaign To Circumcise Its Men

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

A campaign in Africa to prevent HIV has persuaded 6 million teens and men to get circumcised and aims to sign up 14 million more. To do so, health officials must appeal to male vanity.

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