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International Affairs Editor and Writer — LA Times
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I edit and write about world news for the Los Angeles Times. Formerly based in Africa and the Middle East.

New York doctor with Ebola is stable; healthcare protocols scrutinized

latimes.com — A doctor who tested positive for Ebola was in stable condition at a New York hospital on Friday, as federal officials face heightening scrutiny over protocols for healthcare workers who have treated Ebola victims. The ill doctor, Craig Spencer, 33, became feverish in his Manhattan apartment on Thursday and was diagnosed hours later at Bellevue Hospital.

New York Ebola patient's movements raise concern

latimes.com — He rode the crowded subways. He strolled through a popular park. He stopped for coffee, ate a meal in a restaurant, went jogging, bowled with friends and spent time with his fiancee in their Manhattan apartment. Dr. Craig Spencer, the nation's newest Ebola patient, did what millions of New Yorkers do in their spare time.

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.
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Oct 25, 2014

ICYMI: New York and New Jersey to quarantine travelers who had contact with Ebola patients lat.ms/1rtnOGF lat.ms/1rtnOGF

Oct 23, 2014

Canada is scrutinizing its laws after attacks to see whether they are strong enough to deal with security threats lat.ms/1D3u7au

Oct 23, 2014

The gunman behind the Ottawa attack had applied for a passport and wanted to go to Syria, Canadian police say lat.ms/1D3u7au

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

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