Nurith Aizenman

Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:

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

When word spread through Sierra Leone's capital that Dr. Martin Salia had died this morning, a throng of patients and colleagues rushed to the gate of one of the hospitals where he had worked to find out if it was really true.

"People were crying, people were wailing, they were ...

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Hand-Pumped Anesthesia Could Help With Surgeries In The Dark

Sunday, November 09, 2014

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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 ...

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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

Sheldon Yett is UNICEF's lead man in Liberia. Over a long career he's been in the thick of all sorts of crises — wars, earthquakes, epidemics. He's seen firsthand how, when disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers and experts from all over the world flood the zone.

But with ...

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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 th...

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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 un...

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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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