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Health & Medicine

How 'big data' could help stop the spread of Ebola

When it comes to containing an outbreak like Ebola, anticipating where it might spread next is crucial. Until somewhat recently, however, the only way to do that was through untimely census records. But with the proliferation of so-called "big data," epidemiologists can track in real time where West Africans are headed — and where they might be spreading the disease.

Health & Medicine

We still don't know for sure how Ebola reached humans

Scientists are still trying to figure out when and how the Ebola virus first emerged in humans. Many believe that fruit bats are the so-called “reservoir hosts,” but that remains to be definitively proven. Science writer David Quammen ventured deep into the forest of central Africa to try to find out for his latest book “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus.”

Conflict & Justice

Who rules Guinea now?

The World's Jason Margolis updates the situation in the West African nation of Guinea. The country's longtime president died on Monday, and an attempted coup followed. Guinea had been a relatively stable country in an otherwise unstable part of the world.

Conflict & Justice

Massacre in Guinea

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with African expert Elizabeth Schmidt on the significance of the stadium in Conakry, Guinea where a massacre took place on September 28th. 157 people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded when troops opened fire on protesters.