Dr. Adam Levine just returned from Liberia, where he spent more than a month helping to treat Ebola patients. Now that he's back and waiting to see if he's officially clear of the disease, he's feeling the same isolation many West Africans feel — and he says the panic in the US isn't helping anti-Ebola efforts.
Health workers are contracting Ebola, leading many people to take a look at the facilities that treat Ebola patients. Here's how one treatment center in Liberia tries to move its workers and patients through to cut down on the risks of transmission.
Among developed nations, the US has the highest rate of infant mortality despite pumping huge amounts of money into healthcare. That may be down to the lack of support for low-income families, where death rates among children are much higher.
American hospitals and health care are considered more advanced relative to West African countries. But preventive measures can sometimes fall by the wayside, even in the most well-developed medical systems — and stopping those lapses will be key to stopping Ebola.
Soaps aren't anything new in most parts of the world, but a long-running Nigerian radio show called "Story, Story" uses the techniques of film to create an immersive, realistic radio drama. The popular show also helps spread public service messages to a wide audience.
There are an estimated 10,000 students from Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea attending American colleges and universities. Many US campuses have put Ebola health screening measures in place to make sure students aren't infected.
When there's a devastating earthquake almost anywhere around the globe, health care workers and humanitarian groups rush in. But in the case of Ebola in West Africa, only three countries — China, Cuba, and Uganda — have sent in medical teams. And the disease is outstripping the resources.
One of Liberia's most popular hip-hop stations is taking its young audience and the Ebola crisis seriously. Hott FM is quickly becoming Monrovia's best source for 24/7 Ebola coverage — through both news updates and the hottest songs. Have a listen.
About 50 percent of people infected with Ebola in the current West African outbreak are surviving, but they're returning home to communities that often shun survivors. That's because many people don't understand how Ebola spreads, but some campaigns are now trying to raise awareness.
The medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is like fighting a war, and the battle has now reached Nigeria. With huge, tightly-packed cities, the country could be in serious trouble if cases aren't contained.
A new study out of Imperial College London says the swine flu or H1N1 virus originating in the village of La Gloria in the Mexican state of Vera Cruz. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the lead author of the study, Dr. Christopher Fraser.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Matthieu Ricard, a French molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist monk...and possibly "the happiest man in the world." Neuroscientists at the University of Wisconsin say Mr. Ricard had the most impressive emotional balance ever recorded on a brain scan. And the answer to today's Geo Quiz is happy as well...that's the town of Happy, Texas.
The city council of Ghent in Belgium has declared every Thursday to be a "veggie day." Starting today, every restaurant in the Belgian city has to offer customers at least one vegetarian dish on Thursdays. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Koen Lefever, the chef at one of Ghent's top restaurants.
A new report from Physicians for Human Rights documents the impact of rape and sexual violence on Darfuri women refugees living in Chad. The World's Jeb Sharp speaks with two of the doctors who published the report.
The World's Katy Clark reports on confusion surrounding what exactly constitutes a pandemic. The debate is sparked by the spread of the swine flu in Australia. The World Health Organization has stopped short of declaring a pandemic.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with CBC reporter Patricia Bell about an outbreak of swine flu that's hit the Inuit population in the Canadian territory Nunavut. Bell herself is a suspected flu case and is under quarantine in Nunavut's territorial capital