Inside the Heart of an Epidemic

October 10, 2014 11:20 PM

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Inside the Heart of an Epidemic

I am not sure that in my 16 years with Save the Children that I have seen -- and felt myself -- such palpable fear in a place as I did last week in Liberia. But it is a fear that comes at you in waves, an undercurrent that runs under what looks on the surface to be the normal daily life of a very poor country in West Africa.

In the market, people are going about their business, buying and selling wares, going to work, cooking in small sidewalk stalls. But right away you start to notice the billboards, the signs, all calling out that Ebola is real and what to do to keep safe. You see the washing stations at every store, ...

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