“You have to be in a kind of dialogue that involves eye contact.”
They don’t really work. And there are much better, more proven ways to fight Ebola. Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Liberia.
Ebola has turned dead bodies into public health threats in Liberia. But dealing with death is also about grief, loss and long-held beliefs about the spiritual afterlife.
When Ebola takes away the ability to touch, you have to reinvent the language of compassion.
Your chances of getting Ebola, even here in Liberia, are slim. But chances are, if you do, it will take away everyone you love.
Dr. Craig Allen Spencer, 33, had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea. He returned home to New York on Oct. 17.
Also true: No one knows exactly how many there are. Why is it so hard to count in a public health crisis? Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Monrovia.
The health workers in Liberia’s Ebola wards want more equitable hazard pay and more timely salaries. Liberia’s health minister says they’re welcome to stay home.
Despite “intensive medical procedures”, the 56-year-old died after contracting the virus in Liberia.
Some health care workers think newly announced hazard pay is too low. They say they’re giving the government until Friday to make a change.
Updating: At least 4,951 people have died from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.
A Liberian man diagnosed in Dallas denied that he had contact with Ebola patients when he left Liberia, according to government officials.
An ABC News video documented how it is easier to help dead Ebola patients than ones who are alive. Warning: disturbing images.
Texas Gov. Perry said this “case is serious” but the system is working as it should. The hospital said doctors first identified the patient’s symptoms as low-grade viral fever and sent him home.
There are hundreds of bits of data behind the apocalyptic estimate from the Centers for Disease Control, but just one of them drove the headline-grabbing, worst-case scenario. What are the chances it’s right?
A new rural facility brings hope to the country hardest-hit in the Ebola outbreak, but experts warn Liberia could see as many as 10,000 cases in a matter of months.
Whisper users in four West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak shared their everyday thoughts and fears on the anonymous sharing app. So far, more than 2,800 people have been killed by the virus.
Liberians have been sounding the alarm for weeks. Why has real action on Ebola been so slow?
Initially, multiple government sources said the $22-million, 25-bed facility announced by the Pentagon on Monday was intended for foreign healthcare workers.
The head of the Centers For Disease Control, returning from West Africa, says the Ebola outbreak is “the world’s first Ebola epidemic.”
The World Health Organization says the deadly virus didn’t spread.
The facility shut its doors after its top doctor died, but now it’s bringing babies into the world by the dozen.
Nobody asked Jonathan Enders to turn his school’s kitchen into a cafeteria for Ebola’s first responders. It simply needed to be done.
Updated: Nancy Writebol was discharged from Emory Hospital on Tuesday and Dr. Kent Brantly was released Thursday. The lead doctor said their discharge poses no threat to public health.
The move is meant to contain what health officials had described as a hot spot of the disease in the capital.
A Liberian health official estimates 75% of Ebola deaths are women. That’s because they are the nation’s caregivers.
Everyone is afraid of the dead, so the funeral business is slow.
Ebola is at its most contagious in a human body when that body has just died.
A crowd in a slum in the capital of Liberia attacked an Ebola holding facility Saturday. As the government tries to save face, the residents try to separate truth from fiction.
Most hospitals and clinics in Liberia are closed so people are dying of preventable complications.