Episode
July 28, 2014

West Africa's Ebola epidemic

The Stream examines the struggle to control the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history.
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In West Africa, what should be done to stop the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak in history? Since March, more than 600 have died and about 1,000 people have been infected with the virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Health workers say the region lacks the resources to effectively fight the disease, and local suspicion towards doctors is deterring patients from receiving necessary treatment. What is needed to contain the outbreak, and to what degree is misinformation about the virus fueling its spread? 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Marc Forget @MSF_canada
Doctor with Doctors Without Borders 
msf.org

Tolbert Nyenswah
Assistant Minister of Health for Liberia  

Umaru Fofana @UmaruFofana
Journalist in Sierra Leone  
politicosl.com

Daniel Bausch
Associate Professor of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University 

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