The Worst Ebola Outbreak Ever

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Ebola was first discovered in 1976 — a virus that first causes flu-like symptoms that quickly evolve into vomiting, diarrhea and both external and internal bleeding. As many as 90% of those infected in previous outbreaks have died. Now Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia — three of the world’s poorest countries — are in the midst of the worst epidemic so far. At least 670 people have died; more than 1000 others have been infected, including doctors and other medical personnel.

Credits

Guests:
Clair MacDougall - journalist - @ClairMacD, William Fischer - University of North Carolina, Laurie Garrett - Council on Foreign Relations - @Laurie_Garrett, Jeremy Youde - University of Minnesota Duluth - @jeremyyoude

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Claire Martin, Katie Cooper