Monthly Archive: June 2014

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Anthropologists play key role in current Ebola outbreak

When disease strikes in the developing world, like the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, doctors, nurses and epidemiologists from international organizations fly in to help. So do anthropologists. Understanding local customs — and fears...

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The First Leg: Atchison to Tulsa

Seven days ago I woke up 300 miles from where I now sit to my alarm buzzing in my ear. I rolled over and groaned, slapping the alarm for a few extra minutes of sleep. After a few moments, however, I opened my eyes with a jolt. Today I was leaving for S…