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An epidemiologist suggests we take cues from the AIDS crisis in dealing with Ebola

While it may seem as though media attention surrounding the Ebola outbreak has dwindled, President Barack Obama has said that "we are nowhere near out of the woods yet in West Africa" — meaning volunteers are still needed. Physician and epidemiologist Sharon McDonnell is one of those volunteers, and she says her experience working during the AIDS crisis offers her some perspective.

Health

How a wedding gown designer is taking on hazmat suits

Jill Andrews is a Baltimore-based designer who specializes in custom bridal and evening gowns. But this past weekend, she participated in the Emergency Ebola Design Challenge, where she was tasked with designing improved protective gear for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola crisis.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Campania, a region of southern Italy. The Italian government recently ordered a limited recall of buffalo mozzarella cheese from the region over fears that it might be contaminated. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Campania-based food writer, Carla Capalbo.

Conflict & Justice

Smoking in Bosnian community

Adam Allington reports that local health authorities in the St. Louis, Missouri, area have launched a "smoking cessation" campaign aimed at Bosnian immigrants, as members of that community tend to smoke more than the general US population.

Health & Medicine

Ukraine interview

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports on a coal mine accident in Ukraine, where today, rescue workers announced they'd helped 23 miners to safety while others remain missing, though.

Environment

Zimbabwe's water woes

In Zimbabwe, the water taps are dry. The country's water system is old and broken. Many Zimbabweans are forced to dig their own wells and use water that's not clean. That's exposing people to disease. We have this report from Harare.

Health & Medicine

India mood

Anchor David Baron speaks with MJ Akbar, an independent journalist and author about a mood of fear and anger in India in the wake of the Mumbai attacks.