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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor de Blasio Updates the Ebola Case

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mayor de Blasio's update on the status of Dr. Craig Spencer, currently at Bellevue Hospital being treated for NYC's first confirmed Ebola case.

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In Minnesota, Abandoned Wheelchairs Are Just Part Of The Landscape

Friday, October 24, 2014

If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.

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Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' Discharged By NIH

Friday, October 24, 2014

The National Institutes of Health in Maryland announced that the 26-year-old who was infected while caring for a Liberian patient has no detectable virus in her blood.

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PRI's The World

How 'big data' could help stop the spread of Ebola

Friday, October 24, 2014

When it comes to containing an outbreak like Ebola, anticipating where it might spread next is crucial. Until somewhat recently, however, the only way to do that was through untimely census records. But with the proliferation of so-called "big data," epidemiologists can track in real time where West Africans are headed — and where they might be spreading the disease.

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The Takeaway

First Case of Ebola Reaches NYC

Friday, October 24, 2014

New York hospitals and health workers have been preparing for a case of Ebola for months—they stress that there is very little chance the average person will contract the virus.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Ebola Patient in NYC

Friday, October 24, 2014

A doctor is quarantined in Bellevue Hospital with New York City's first confirmed Ebola case. We update the latest and answer your questions.

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TED Radio Hour

Are We Evolving Into A Different Species?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Juan Enriquez argues that human evolution is far from over — Homo sapiens are becoming a new species right before our eyes.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Did Humans Migrate Out Of Africa?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Geneticist Spencer Wells tells the story of early humans, and our eventual migration from Africa.

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VIDEO: Talking While Female

Friday, October 24, 2014

For starters: Your voice is too squeaky, too loud; it lacks authority, is grating or obnoxious or unprofessional. Why is talking while female such an offense?

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Mali's First Ebola Case In Current Outbreak Is 2-Year-Old Girl

Friday, October 24, 2014

The toddler was reportedly brought by her grandmother from neighboring Guinea, where the epidemic is raging.

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Morning Edition

Doctor With Ebola In Isolation At New York Hospital

Friday, October 24, 2014

A physician who had returned to New York from Guinea, where he treated Ebola patients, has tested positive for the virus. David Greene speaks with NPR's Richard Harris about the case.

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Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, who had worked in Ebola-stricken countries with Doctors Without Borders, had been monitoring his health and arrived at the hospital today with a fever.

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WNYC News

Disease Quarantines Have an Ugly History

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Public health officials must balance the public good and an individual's liberty.

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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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All Things Considered

Why Do Ebola Mortality Rates Vary So Widely?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How is it that Ebola mortality rates can be as high as 70 percent in some parts of the world, and as low as 30 percent in others? Robert Siegel talks with virologist Daniel Bausch.

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All Things Considered

FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.

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All Things Considered

Cigarette-Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking At Work

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Until now, Reynolds employees have been able to light up at their desks. But come January, workers will have to either go outside or use specially equipped smoking rooms.

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WNYC News

Disease Detectives Trace Doctor's Recent Moves

Thursday, October 23, 2014

City officials are fighting a dual threat in light of the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York: the spread of the virus and potential panic.  

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PRI's The World

The 'I am Liberian, not a virus' campaign confronts the stigma of Ebola

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Liberian American Shoana Solomon is one of four women who have launched the "I am Liberian, not a virus" campaign to fight the stigma of Ebola. She's been especially motivated to battle unwarranted fear of West Africans since her nine-year-old daughter was harassed at her school in Delaware.

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