Scientists are still trying to determine how often and how long the Ebola virus stays active in semen.
The White House has announced a new effort to prevent the spread of Ebola: screening passengers's temperatures at five major US airports. But Dr. Dan Diekema says doubling down on aid to West Africans will do more than screening to halt the deadly virus.
When there's a devastating earthquake almost anywhere around the globe, health care workers and humanitarian groups rush in. But in the case of Ebola in West Africa, only three countries — China, Cuba, and Uganda — have sent in medical teams. And the disease is outstripping the resources.
The Ebola epidemic is an emergency for several countries in West Africa. But the international response has been slow. One reason is fear.
Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Sheri Fink's new book, "Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital" looks at what happened in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But Fink says she's seen the same themes, the same struggles, on her reporting all over the world.
Our series last week about health care rationing has generated a lively online discussion. Listeners are sharing their thoughts. Sheri Fink and Dan Wikler are taking your questions until December 31st.
The medical needs in Haiti are so great, and the resources often so limited, that doctors and nurses working there since the earthquake have had to make some wrenching decisions. Reporter Sheri Fink brings us a rare behind-the-scenes look.
Today's answer is the Australian city of Sydney, where a summer arts festival is fully underway. Reporter Sheri Fink sends us an audio postcard.