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Congo fights Ebola Outbreak

Annette Varghese, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Nearly 200 people have died in the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since the outbreak began, it has also spread to several neighboring countries, including Uganda and Angola. The World Health Organization has named this epidemic as a soon-to-be pandemic and recommends travelers...

After over a year, Liberia declared Ebola-free

A girl cleans her hands in Monrovia, Liberia.

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

September 11, 2015

After over a year of suffering and nearly five thousand deaths, Liberia was finally ruled Ebola-free on Sept. 5 by the World Health Organization. “Today is a day to celebrate, but we must not forget what we have learned,” said Chief Medical Officer Francis Kateh according to “As...

Floods in Accra, Ghana lead to explosion that kills hundreds

Caleb Amstutz, Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

On June 3, an explosion rocked a busy suburb in Accra, the capital of Ghana and an area where Guilford College hosts a study abroad program. Officials still do not know how many people died because bodies were burned beyond recognition and many were washed out to sea. Rough estimates conclude that...

Journalists share unique angles on Ebola

Journalists share unique angles on Ebola

Lily Lou, Staff Writer

April 3, 2015

Brian Castner and Cheryl Hatch flew to Liberia with two plane tickets and an idea: to report on United States military action in response to Ebola in Liberia. In addition to being a journalist and a military veteran, Castner is the author of “The Long Walk.” Hatch is a photojournalist, a documentary...

Staff Editorial: Ebola outbreak spreads more misinformation than infection

Staff Editorial

October 31, 2014

Lately, the media has been in an uproar over the spread of the Ebola virus. With as many as 2,705 confirmed deaths in Liberia as of Oct. 25, panic is high, despite assurances from the White House of the incredibly low likelihood of American infection. Public opinion seems to be confident that anyone...

The Ebola virus spreads from patient zero to over 3,000

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

Who is patient zero? In epidemiological investigations, doctors often use the term to refer to the first documentated case. According to CNN Health and The New England Journal of Medicine, patient zero of the recent Ebola outbreak was a young villager from Guinea. First identified in equatorial areas...

World works to fight against spreading Ebola outbreak

Amol Garg, Staff Writers

September 12, 2014

Intense pain ripples through your muscles allowing you to stand for almost a few seconds as you gasp for breath. You hear the cries of your family as they watch your condition deteriorate. You lay there waiting for help, as doctors try to stop the symptoms from progressing. This is a scene currently...