I edit and write about world news for the Los Angeles Times. Formerly based in Africa and the Middle East.

Ebola-free: How did Nigeria and Senegal do it?

latimes.com — International health authorities have heralded Nigeria and Senegal as examples of how countries can beat back Ebola. Both nations reacted quickly when the disease that is still ravaging parts of West Africa showed up within their borders by isolating patients, tracing and monitoring their contacts, and educating the public about how to protect themselves.

Air travel from West Africa: A ban or not?

stripes.com — With two Texas health care workers infected with Ebola after a visitor from Liberia flew into Dallas carrying the deadly virus, there are growing calls in the U.S. to impose limits on travel from the hardest-hit countries in West Africa. House Speaker John A.

WHO declares Ebola over in Senegal

latimes.com — The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak over in Senegal, saying the country's response is a good example of what to do when faced with an imported case of the deadly disease. Senegal had only one patient, a man who contracted the virus in neighboring Guinea and arrived in the West African country by road in August.

Ebola crisis: Should the U.S. impose an air travel ban or not?

latimes.com — With two Texas healthcare workers infected with Ebola after a visitor from Liberia flew into Dallas carrying the deadly virus, there are growing calls in the U.S. to impose limits on travel from the hardest-hit countries in West Africa. House Speaker John A.

Brazil announces its first suspected Ebola case; death toll tops 4,000

stripes.com — SAO PAULO - Brazil announced its first suspected case of Ebola on Friday, a warning that is likely to alarm U.S. officials who are worried about the ability of some of the two countries' neighbors to contain an outbreak of the deadly disease. A 47-year-old man from Guinea who arrived in Brazil on Sept.

Brazil announces its first suspected Ebola case; death toll tops 4,000

latimes.com — Brazil announced its first suspected case of Ebola on Friday, a warning that is likely to alarm U.S. officials who are worried about the ability of some of the two countries' neighbors to contain an outbreak of the deadly disease. A 47-year-old man from Guinea who arrived in Brazil on Sept.

Ebola: Three more in quarantine in Spain

smh.com.au — Questions have been raised about about the quality of the protective equipment used by the medical team that cared for two Spanish priests who contracted Ebola as three more people were placed in quarantine for possible exposure to the virus.

Three more people hospitalized in Spain for possible Ebola exposure

latimes.com — Questions were raised Tuesday about the quality of the protective equipment used by the medical team that cared for two Spanish priests who contracted Ebola as three more people were placed in quarantine for possible exposure to the virus.

Key events in the spread of Ebola

timelines.latimes.com — Sanitized gloves and boots hang to dry as a burial team collects Ebola victims for cremation in Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 2. (John Moore / Getty Images) It began in December 2013 in a village deep in the forests of southeastern Guinea, when a 2-year-old boy named Emile developed a mysterious illness.

Spanish nurse who cared for Ebola patients tests positive for virus

latimes.com — A Spanish nurse who helped care for two priests infected with Ebola has tested positive for the virus, the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside West Africa in the current outbreak. The nurse was part of a team at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid that cared for 69-year-old Manuel Garcia Viejo, who died of Ebola on Sept.
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Oct 21, 2014

How did Nigeria contain Ebola? Political will, resources, education and 'world-class epidemiological detective work' lat.ms/10j2sGH

Oct 20, 2014

RT @unkyoka: So far the only people who have contracted Ebola and who weren't in SL, guinea, or Liberia recently are health workers. Key to remember that

Oct 20, 2014

RT @unkyoka: Recovering from Ebola is a truly humbling feeling. Too many are not as fortunate and lucky as I've been. I'm very happy to be alive.

Oct 17, 2014

Ebola crisis: Should the U.S. impose a travel ban? A look at the arguments for and against lat.ms/1nrhTXd

Oct 17, 2014

Nigerian officials say they've reached a truce with Boko Haram, but fate of missing schoolgirls still unclear lat.ms/1wQgXLG

Oct 10, 2014

A Pakistani soldier becomes first U.N. peacekeeper killed amid renewed clashes in Central African Republic lat.ms/Zj4hlm #CARcrisis

Oct 10, 2014

Brazil announces its first suspected Ebola case, a man from Guinea who was hospitalized with a fever lat.ms/1vcQxa9

Oct 07, 2014

U.S., allies step up airstrikes around Syrian border city that Turkey's leader says is about to fall to Islamic State lat.ms/1sa1g2N

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