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“Africa”

Dec 19, 2014 09:50 AM ET // Discovery News
Dr. Victor Willoughby, who contracted the disease on Saturday, was the 11th doctor in his country to die from the deadly disease.
Dec 18, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Think you are all European or African? DNA reveals that many of us are actually of mixed heritage.
Oct 23, 2014 02:30 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Two experts on medical ethics address the most pressing Ebola ethical questions, from performing CPR to the use of medical placebos.
Oct 11, 2014 08:15 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Seven people in East Africa were killed earlier this week after being accused of witchcraft. Continue reading →
Oct 2, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Colonial rule in Africa, urban growth, railway travel, unsterilized needles and other factors all helped create the perfect storm leading to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Oct 1, 2014 03:17 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A prank message claiming that salt water can prevent or sure Ebola has sickened many and led to deaths. Continue reading →
Sep 25, 2014 11:17 AM ET
There have been other Ebola outbreaks, and while containing them is never easy, sometimes conditions on the ground augur for a better outcome. Trace explains why the current outbreak in West Africa is so tough to slow down.
Sep 23, 2014 10:50 AM ET // Discovery News
The virus is also found to be deadly in more than 70 percent of cases.
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