Umaru Fofana is one of Africa's most respected journalists. But when he covered the Ebola epidemic in his own country of Sierra Leone, he knew there was no prospect of an evacuation or special medical treatment if he became infected.
The number of infected in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea is less than seven times what it was in February. As a result, people are feeling freer to leave their homes and go back to normal life. But some experts worry that with comfort comes complacency.
Researchers working in Guinea have developed an experimental Ebola vaccine that they say is highly effective. But it has been a long time coming, and groups like the World Health Organization have admitted the need for emergency response reform before another crisis strikes.
It's been a year since the World Health Organization officially declared that there was an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A doctor and health journalist compare notes on what has been a long and traumatic year — and an epidemic that isn't over just yet.
The resurgence of Ebola in Sierra Leone can be traced to two wooden boats and the fishermen that carried the disease from their decks into Freetown. But the country's youth — unpaid volunteers — are helping track down the resurgent disease.
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