ebola outbreak

Interviewing people in Guinea in December  "They were telling me they didn’t believe Ebola was a real virus. "BBC correspondent Tulip Mazumdar conducts an interview in Guinea in December 2014. "They were telling me they didn’t believe Ebola was a real vir

Ebola veterans warn that vigilance is still needed as case numbers drop


It’s been a year since the World Health Organization officially declared that there was an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A doctor and health journalist compare notes on what has been a long and traumatic year — and an epidemic that isn’t over just yet.

American soldiers take part in a ceremony marking the end of their mission to fight Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia, on February 26, 2015.

The war against Ebola isn’t over, but American troops can still come home

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio walks with Dr. Craig Spencer, at right, as he is discharged from Bellevue Hospital after being declared free of the Ebola virus on November 11, 2014.

After surviving Ebola, Craig Spencer still feels ‘violated’ by America’s needless panic

At Redemption Hospital in Liberia, health workers screen patients for Ebola at the entrance to the facility, cleaning them off with a chlorine solution, taking their temperature and asking a series of questions. "At our hospital we have tried to create a

Ebola is creating a new epidemic of untreated illness and injury

A member of a burial team prepares to spray a colleague with chlorine disinfectant in Monrovia.

Despite international aid, some Ebola workers are still ‘on the frontlines with no ammunition’

Young residents pose for a photograph on a street in the Clifton neighborhood of Staten Island in New York on October 25, 2014. The area is home to a community known as "Little Liberia" — it has the largest concentration of Liberians outside of Africa.

A new hotline fights Ebola-related stigma against African immigrants


Ebola is still a scary, hot-button issue in the United States, and some Africans immigrants say they’re being harrassed and discriminated against because of those fears. Now a web- and phone-based hotline is hoping to collect those stories and use them to fight back against unwarranted attacks.

A satirical map created by Anthony England to show people around the world how little of Africa has been affected by the Ebola outbreak.

Twitter snark helps put the geography of Ebola in stark relief


British chemist Anthony England was at home with plenty of time on his hands during the Ebola outbreak, reading the ongoing coverage and reactions. But the errors he found online infuriated him, leading him to make a satirical Ebola map that’s gone viral around the world.

A health worker holds an antiseptic solution during the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifying soccer match between Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on September 6, 2014.

Africa’s biggest soccer tournament will go on despite the Ebola threat


Morocco is scheduled to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the most important trophy on the continent. But its pleas to delay the tournament over the Ebola outbreak are being refused by Africa’s governing body for soccer, which is getting a mixed review from players and club officials.

Housing Works CEO Charles King, second from left, speaks out against the current quarantine rules put into effect in New York and New Jersey following Ebola fears in the region outside of Bellevue Hospital in New York on October 27, 2014.

US medical workers strike back at strict Ebola quarantines


No sooner had New York and New Jersey enacted strict new quarantine measures for travelers and health workers from West Africa than the backlash began. Health workers and officials quickly forced the states to rescind their policies, saying they’ll keep doctors and nurses from going to West Africa.

Liberian American Shoana Solomon started a campaign called "I am a Liberian, not a virus," to combat the stigma of Ebola.

The ‘I am Liberian, not a virus’ campaign confronts the stigma of Ebola


Liberian American Shoana Solomon is one of four women who have launched the “I am Liberian, not a virus” campaign to fight the stigma of Ebola. She’s been especially motivated to battle unwarranted fear of West Africans since her nine-year-old daughter was harassed at her school in Delaware.