Ebola Outbreak in Western Africa



It’s being called the deadliest in history, and shows no signs of stopping. The Ebola outbreak sweeping through west Africa has now claimed nearly 900 lives, including one American. But its chances of spreading to North America remain very low. This hour on All Sides, we’ll learn the medical basics of the Ebola virus, and get the latest on international efforts to slow the disease.


  • Denise Grady, health reporter for the New York Times
  • Dr. William Schaffner, infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, adviser to the World Health Organization
  • Molly Bachmann, Peace Corps volunteer
  • Kim Yi Dionne, assistant professor of government and African politics at Smith College


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