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Ebola Survivors Engage In Outbreak Responses In West Africa

News outlets report on how some Ebola survivors are joining efforts to contain the virus and treat patients in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone Ebola survivors to hold landmark meet: U.N.
“Dozens of Ebola survivors, now immune to the deadly disease, will meet in Sierra Leone this week to see how they can help tackle the epidemic, the U.N. said Tuesday…” (Fowler, 10/13).

Wall Street Journal: Liberian Ebola Survivors Return to Help the Sick
“…Ms. [Salome] Karwah, 26 years old, who had been a nurse’s assistant at a private clinic before the outbreak, recovered from the virus and was discharged on Sept. 5 as a patient from the Elwa treatment unit here. Less than a month later, she returned as one of seven Ebola survivors hired by the clinic, run by Doctors Without Borders, to counsel and comfort those suffering from the disease. She and the other survivors are paid for their work at the Ebola unit, but few see it as a job. They are part of a select group that have withstood the virus here and they want to help…” (Vogt, 10/14).

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