Jason Beaubien http://kccu.org en Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten http://kccu.org/post/ebola-deadly-virus-doctors-say-it-can-be-beat Saidu Kanneh was given a hero's welcome last week when he walked into a community meeting about Ebola in a tiny village of mud huts in the Kissi Kama region of Sierra Leone. Kanneh was diagnosed with Ebola early in July, was treated for 12 days in a Doctors Without Borders hospital and overcame the disease.<p>"God has made me as an example to survive and then get into the community to talk to my people," says Kanneh, who's about 40 years old and runs a health clinic near the border with Guinea and Liberia. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 60207 at http://kccu.org Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten Facility Sets Up Extreme Precautions To Treat Ebola Patients http://kccu.org/post/facility-sets-extreme-precautions-treat-ebola-patients Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Arun Rath. The worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded continues to spread in West Africa. And medical workers in Sierra Leone have responded by expanding an extraordinary field hospital. It opened less than a month ago, but it now has the largest Ebola isolation unit ever built, with 64 beds. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 60124 at http://kccu.org Ebola Wreaks Economic Woe In West Africa http://kccu.org/post/ebola-wreaks-economic-woe-west-africa In eastern Sierra Leone, health officials have set up the world's largest treatment for the Ebola virus. It's getting new patients every day, in an outbreak that's killed over 600 people in West Africa. Businesses in the area are suffering, and people are finding it difficult to earn a living. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 59988 at http://kccu.org Ebola Wreaks Economic Woe In West Africa West African Villagers Fear Ebola Will Escape From The Grave http://kccu.org/post/west-african-villagers-fear-ebola-will-escape-grave Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is getting worse. The World Health Organization has announced scores of new cases and dozens of deaths from the disease this month. Since the outbreak began in February, more than 600 people have died. The mounting toll is presenting families and health authorities with a grim new problem - what to do with the bodies. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:24:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 59874 at http://kccu.org To Combat Ebola Outbreak, Health Officials Call For 'Drastic' Action http://kccu.org/post/combat-ebola-outbreak-health-officials-call-drastic-action Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>The World Health Organization, today, wrapped up an emergency meeting in West Africa on how to stop the growing Ebola outbreak there. The outbreak is now the largest ever recorded. The group Doctors Without Borders described the situation as out of control, and the World Health Organization is saying there needs to be drastic action to contain it. NPR's Jason Beaubien has been following the Ebola outbreak and monitoring this meeting in Ghana. He joins me now here in the studio. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 59141 at http://kccu.org