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The Takeaway

Dallas Ebola Patient Came in Contact With 80 People

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In Dallas, Texas, the case of an Ebola patient has sparked broader scrutiny over the handling of his case at a local hospital, which has potentially put up to a dozen people at risk.

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PRI's The World

A scientist on the cutting edge of Ebola research calls for calm and focus

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The grim forecasts for the growing Ebola epidemic shouldn't spark panic, says one geneticist. Instead, the response to the outbreak calls for worldwide collaboration and a globally crowdsourced battle plan.

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PRI's The World

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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The Takeaway

War Against Ebola Rages On in Liberia

Friday, August 22, 2014

When it comes to the war being waged against Ebola, women are on the front lines. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, 75 percent of Ebola victims in Liberia are women.

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PRI's The World

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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PRI's The World

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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PRI's The World

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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WNYC News

Measles Cases Confirmed in Manhattan and Bronx

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Health Department says it has identified 16 cases of measles in New York City.

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The Takeaway

Meningitis Death Toll Reaches 23

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A meningitis outbreak has sickened nearly 300 people and killed 23, but it turns out that this isn't the first time that this kind of outbreak has happened. Dr. John Perfect treated patients sickened in the 2002 outbreak.

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WNYC News

Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Steroids Shot

Friday, October 05, 2012

Health officials have identified about 75 medical clinics across the country to help track down patients who got a steroids shot linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.

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The Takeaway

Why Isn't Anything Being Done About the Tuberculosis Outbreak in Florida?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

In 2008 tuberculosis broke out in Florida. What's strangest isn't what happened before the outbreak. It's what happened after. Which is to say, nothing.

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