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Johns Hopkins’s Ebola Suit Gets Tested in Liberia

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An example of a current Ebola suit, via BBC

In 2014, Johns Hopkins brought together 60 experts of various fields (including a wedding dress designer) to design a better protective suit for doctors and nurses who treat Ebola patients.

Hopkins Patient With Fever Does Not Have Ebola

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hopkinshospA patient who recently returned from West Africa reporting a fever was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital over the weekend, spurring doctors to test for Ebola.

Baltimore Street Artist Brightens Walls in Liberia

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Photo by M. Holden Warren, via NPR
Photo by M. Holden Warren, via NPR

The Nathaniel Varney Massaquoi Elementary and Junior High School in Liberia has been closed since last August, when the country was crippled by the rapid spread of Ebola. Last week, the school reopened–and students were welcomed back by a brightly-colored mural that might look familiar to some Baltimore residents.

Masks For Good Helps Liberian Children Talk About Ebola

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photo courtesy Masks For Good

Masks may hide an actor’s face, but Tara Cariaso believes they can draw out true emotions.

“People put on a mask, and they’re so much freer than when they’re not with a mask,” she says. “There’s this level of abandon they can achieve when they have a mask on versus when it’s just your persona and your face — and you’re expected to be you.”

Ebola Is Back in Maryland

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Though Ebola has fallen out of the headlines, it’s still a huge problem in West Africa. And now the specialized Ebola treatment facilities in the U.S.–including Maryland’s NIH facilities– have a new influx of patients, after a group of aid workers who had traveled to Sierra Leone contracted the disease.

Johns Hopkins Contributed to Experimental Ebola Drug

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Back in August, the Ebola epidemic was spreading out of control, a few infected health care workers were given an experimental treatment that many hoped would prove to be the cure for the deadly virus.

Maryland Doctor Who Contracted Ebola in Africa Dies

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Dr. Martin Salia

The Maryland surgeon who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone last week has died, doctors from the Nebraska Medical Center announced Monday.

Johns Hopkins Prof Explains What Makes Ebola So Dangerous

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Although there’s some evidence that the spread of Ebola virus in West Africa is starting to slow down, the current outbreak is likely to result in tens of thousands of deaths.

Johns Hopkins Works to Find Potential Ebola Protection Solutions

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Last week, we told you about a Johns Hopkins contest to design better personal protective gear for doctors and nurses to use when treating Ebola patients.

Nina Pham Cured of Ebola at Md. Hospital

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Nina Pham (via NBC News)
Nina Pham (via NBC News)

Nina Pham, the first nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient in Dallas, was released from a NIH hospital in Maryland on Friday, and declared Ebola-free.

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