History And Global Response To Ebola Epidemic

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Ebola virus
A medical worker checks a person’s temperature at the Matanda Hospital in Butembo, where the first case of Ebola died, in the North Kivu province of Congo, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. A second case and death of Ebola has been recorded in Congo’s North Kivu province after a 60-year-old woman died Wednesday, according to officials. Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/ AP Photo

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was the largest in recorded history. A new book explores the global response to the epidemic from the perspective of an anthropologist and physician who was there. We hear his views on the past crisis and how it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Paul Farmer Guest

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