May 19, 2015

Cheating death: Life after Ebola

Patients open up about surviving Ebola and the challenges they still face.

Ebola kills about half the people who contract it. So what’s it like to survive? About 15,000 people are known to have kicked the virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. They’re lucky to be alive, yet still plagued by health problems, stigma and weak medical care. Their fight is long from over. Three survivors join us at 1930 GMT Tuesday. You can, too.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

Ian Crozier
Infectious disease specialist, Ebola survivor

Foday Gallah 
Ambulance driver, Ebola survivor

Fatima Kamara
Nurse, Ebola survivor

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