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Ebola Virus Disease

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This American doctor says racism is to blame for the slow response to the Ebola outbreak

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dr. Joia Mukherjee is part of a small team of Boston-area doctors heading to Liberia this week, hoping to lay the groundwork for an ambitious, multi-year project aimed at combating the Ebola outbreak. She says the reason the world has responded so slowly to the crisis is that Africans and poor people are not considered important.

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Universities are screening students from West Africa for Ebola as they return to school

Thursday, September 04, 2014

There are an estimated 10,000 students from Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea attending American colleges and universities. Many US campuses have put Ebola health screening measures in place to make sure students aren't infected.

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Why isn't the rest of the world helping fight the Ebola outbreak?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When there's a devastating earthquake almost anywhere around the globe, health care workers and humanitarian groups rush in. But in the case of Ebola in West Africa, only three countries — China, Cuba, and Uganda — have sent in medical teams. And the disease is outstripping the resources.

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A photographer gets up close with the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Monday, September 01, 2014

An ongoing outbreak of Ebola is hitting rural areas of eastern Sierra Leone hard. Traditional burial practices are suspended, schools are closed and fear is a constant. Here's how the outbreak looks through the camera of photojournalist Pete Muller.

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Two infected Americans are now Ebola-free, but doctors aren't sure why

Friday, August 22, 2014

Two Americans who contracted Ebola in West Africa have been given a clean bill of health. It's one positive story that has come out of the West African Ebola outbreak, but what role did the experimental drug ZMapp, whose availability has sparked controversy, have on their recovery?

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Fear in Liberia turns violent as a mob attacks an Ebola clinic

Monday, August 18, 2014

More than a dozen Ebola patients in Liberia have gone missing after a mob attacked and looted a Monrovia-area health facility. Now, the Liberian government fears that infected individuals are returning to their communities, where they risk spreading the virus.

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Ebola's spread to Nigeria presents a whole new level of risk

Friday, August 15, 2014

The medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is like fighting a war, and the battle has now reached Nigeria. With huge, tightly-packed cities, the country could be in serious trouble if cases aren't contained.

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Paul Farmer says the best way to stop Ebola is to build up health care in Africa

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Harvard physician profiled in the book "Mountains Beyond Mountains" says today's media attention on the Ebola outbreak in Africa could help create the solution needed to stop future outbreaks ... and improve health throughout the continent.

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As the Ebola crisis rages, West African villagers are warned away from fruit bats

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Scientists are warning West African villagers to stop hunting bush meat and to stay away from fruit bats as they circle in a possible animal source for the latest Ebola outbreak. The Ebola virus lives in fruit bats, scientists believe, and is threatening communities who are already facing the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

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Liberia doesn't have many doctors, and it's battling Ebola with minimal supplies

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Doctors in West Africa are having a tough time battling Ebola since they're lacking the most basic supplies — like gloves and masks. Dr. Roseda Marshall, the chair of pediatrics at the University of Liberia's Dogliotti College of Medicine, says the world is wasting time while the epidemic spreads.

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The story of one Guinean man who survived Ebola

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

A nurse working in Guinea for Doctors Without Borders describes the illness and recovery of Sasobas Temé Sadnou from Ebola, and how he's now helping to dispel myths and fears about how the disease is being treated.

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A Liberian pastor tries to stop the spread of Ebola, one house at a time

Monday, August 04, 2014

Liberian Pastor Peter Flomo has seen the effect of Ebola in his own congregation. Now he's on a mission to stop its spread with handwashing. He thinks a $15 plastic bucket filled with water and bleach may help.

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Put away the plastic sheets and duct tape — there's no Ebola outbreak coming to the US

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The death of Liberian American traveler Patrick Sawyer stoked fears that the Ebola virus could cross the Atlantic. But despite the wide spread of the disease in West Africa, it has almost no chance of breaking out the United States thanks to the deep medical infrastructure here.

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