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Ebola Is Spreading Again in West Africa — But This Time There's a Plan to Stop It

At least nine cases have been reported in recent weeks, but a new vaccine and other measures are being used to prevent the virus from spreading out of control again.
Kayla Ruble
4.2.16
africa

The Race to Zero: Looking for the Last Ebola Patients in Liberia

The push for zero cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever, while difficult, is an essential mark for the afflicted countries to achieve.
Kayla Ruble
8.3.15
Modern Medicine

Ebola's Paper Trail

There is a data collection problem in West Africa. Paper can fix it.
Mahad Ibrahim
7.15.15
africa

How Women Helped Lead the Fight Against Ebola in Liberia

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.
Kayla Ruble
6.6.15
Health

Life After Ebola: Pain, Flashbacks, and 'Post-Ebola Syndrome'

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.
Kayla Ruble
3.21.15
Health

Liberia's Ebola Widows Face Grim Future as World's Deadliest Outbreak Subsides

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.
Kayla Ruble
3.18.15
Health

Ebola's Youngest Victims: Liberian Children Face New Health Challenges As Outbreak Subsides

Liberian mothers kept their children away from clinics during the Ebola outbreak, leading to an increase in malnutrition and a decrease in vaccination rates.
Kayla Ruble
3.7.15
ebola

Schools in Liberia Have Opened for the First Time Since the Height of the Ebola Outbreak

Students across the West African nation were required to have their temperatures taken before entering classrooms for the first time in six months.
Kayla Ruble
2.17.15
ebola

Hearts, Minds, and Ebola: The US Army Drops In On Liberia

VICE News spent time with members of the 101st Airborne as they went about the chaotic task of helping to end Liberia's current fight against Ebola.
Brian Castner
2.13.15
VICE News

Progress in Liberia: Schools Shuttered by Ebola Set to Reopen

Liberian schools forced to close because of Ebola are set to reopen February 2, but the country's education system could look vastly different than it did only a year ago.
Brian Castner
1.18.15
ebola

Giving Up the Dead: Graveyards Are Easing Fears of Handing Over the Bodies of Ebola Victims

To help curb the spread of Ebola, the Liberian government in August ordered mandatory cremation in Monrovia. The ban was recently lifted, but many still don't want to give up their dead.
Brian Castner
1.14.15
africa

‘Let This Ebola End’: Liberians Prepare for 2015 with Parties and Prayer

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had lifted the months-long curfew, for just one night. A night of celebration and prayer ensued.
Brian Castner
1.5.15
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