the ebola crisis: one year later
With the help of her granddaughters, a tribal elder named Mama Tumeh implemented community-based solutions that have been recognized as the driving force behind Liberia’s success in fighting Ebola.
VICE News met patients, doctors, and public health officials in Monrovia as they worked to develop a vaccine that could prevent the next deadly Ebola outbreak.
By implementing their own quarantine and border control measures, a small village in northern Liberia managed to avoid reporting a single case of the hemorrhagic fever.
We spoke with several former patients experiencing reverberations of the body's battle against the disease, including severe joint and body pain, headaches, and traumatic flashbacks.
A wave of Ebola infections crippled Liberia's economy. As it wanes a year later, it is clear that women who have lost husbands have been particularly hard hit.
Liberian mothers kept their children away from clinics during the Ebola outbreak, leading to an increase in malnutrition and a decrease in vaccination rates.
Health officials say the 58-year-old woman was released Thursday morning, but warned that the fight against the deadly virus is far from over.
With the outbreak still burning in West Africa, the hardest hit countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone face different challenges in order to beat the virus.