Treating Ebola

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An American doctor who was infected by ebola in Africa is now being treated in America. But before he left Africa, he was given an experimental drug that seems to have greatly improved his condition. Why isn’t that drug available to everyone infected with the disease? And scientists have come forward saying that the technology to develop an ebola vaccine exists. So why don’t we have an ebola vaccine?

Credits

Guest:
Daniel Bausch - associate professor of tropical medicine at Tulane University.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott