Sara Conner

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Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

Army major general speaks to CNN from inside Ebola quarantine

They're just back from the Ebola hot zone, they can't have any physical contact with family or loved ones and their plastic forks are being burned after each use.<p>But American troops quarantined in Italy have good morale and are proud of their work against the "silent enemy" of Ebola, according to …

LIBERIA: How Africa And Africans Are Responding To The Ebola Crisis

This is a three-part series to explore the efforts and highlight the work that Africans are undertaking to curb the spread of the Ebola virus, particularly in the hardest hit region of West Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Ebola has infected over 10,000 people and claimed …

Learning From Past Viral Epidemics, Asia Readies for Possible Ebola Outbreak

As Ebola continues to play global hopscotch, Asian countries are seeking to make good on the advanced notice that the deadly virus could turn up …

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Ebola ‘may have reached turning point’

The Ebola epidemic in west Africa may have reached a turning point, according to the director of the Wellcome Trust, which is funding an unprecedented series of fast-tracked trials of vaccines and drugs against the disease.<p>Writing in the Guardian, Dr Jeremy Farrar says that although there are …

Your Employee Is Under Ebola Quarantine. Now What?

Make sure you know what your legal obligations are when an employee has to call in quarantined.<p>Let's say you're an employer in New York or New Jersey and one of your employees has been exposed to Ebola and is under mandatory quarantine. What are your obligations to the employee? And, frankly, what …

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Why The Ebola Evacuees Survived And What We Learned From Them

This is a week for reflecting on lessons learned from those who've survived Ebola.<p><i>Morning Edition</i> aired a report on the experience of medical personnel at Emory Hospital, which has cared for four Ebola patients: three evacuees from West Africa (including Dr. Kent Brantly) and one of the Texas …

Ebola appears to be slowing in Liberia - WHO

GENEVA/ACCRA (Reuters) - Liberia, the country worst-hit by an Ebola epidemic, may be seeing a decline in the spread of the virus, though the battle to contain the outbreak is far from won, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.<p>WHO Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said the number …