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