After announcing a strict quarantine last Friday for people returning from West Africa, Governor Cuomo softened his policy Sunday, saying patients could return to their homes during the 21-day period. And Monday morning New Jersey Governor Christie said nurse Kaci Hickox, who has spoken out about her treatment under quarantine, would be able to travel home soon. Fred Mogul, WNYC health reporter, and Brigid Bergin, WNYC political reporter, discuss the nature of the quarantine, and the...
Panic over the Ebola virus in the U.S. has dominated headlines and cable news. So, we put together a template to help the discerning news consumer see through the media's over-the-top coverage. It's our Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Infectious Disease Edition. (On The Media, WNYC, 10/24/2014)
New York has recorded its first diagnosed case of Ebola, with a 33-year-old doctor testing positive to the deadly virus. Health officials say they've learnt from mistakes made earlier in Dallas, Texas. Dr Craig Spencer recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea for Medecins Sans Frontieres. (PM, ABC, 10/23/2014)
Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about how Nigeria and Senegal were able to rid their countries of Ebola, despite the ongoing outbreak in West Africa. (Morning Edition, NPR, 10/20/2014)
Congressional Republicans continue to call for a ban on travel from the West African nations caught up in the Ebola outbreak. The Obama administration, however, remains firm in opposing a travel ban. (Morning Edition, NPR, 10/17/2014)
Lenny Bernstein, a health reporter for the Washington Post, recently returned from a 12 day reporting trip to Liberia. Brooke talks with Bernstein about what it was like covering the biggest Ebola outbreak in history. (On the Media, WNYC, 10/10/2014)
All Things Considered asked listeners to send in their questions about Ebola treatment, drugs and vaccines. Here's a lightly edited summary of the conversation about the results, with questions posed by host Melissa Block and answers from NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris. (All Things Considered, NPR, 10/10/2014)
A disease that was discovered and contained to Central Africa in the 1970s has revived and spread in 2014. Now there is an Ebola outbreak that has moved across borders and science still has no cure for it. (Stuff You Should Know, How Stuff Works, 8/14/2014)