I Went to South Africa to See Lions and All Anyone Asked Me About Was Ebola

November 17, 2014 1:00 PM

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I Went to South Africa to See Lions and All Anyone Asked Me About Was Ebola

I flew to South Africa last week for my first adventure on the continent. It was a great trip -- I saw lions, learned about the horrors of apartheid and ate strange, delicious food -- but the one question I was asked before I left and after I came back had nothing to do with wildlife or safaris, but everything to do with our current news cycle. Any guesses?

Without fail, my mom, my grandparents, my friends and my roommate all asked me if I was worried about the disease that's inspired stateside hysteria and unnecessary quarantines. My 15-year-old brother went so far as to swear off the entire continent... forever, thanks to Ebola panic, and warned me n...

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