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Post-Ebola America: How We're Still Responding To The Outbreak, One Year Later

We're never going to be the same again.
CREDIT: Anna Almendrala, Caroline Yang (center)
CREDIT: Anna Almendrala, Caroline Yang (center)

The Ebola outbreak that began in 2014 killed over 11,000 people and infected an estimated 28,000 and counting. The majority of this carnage was concentrated in the three West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, but the few cases that did touch U.S. soil forever changed the way we approach infectious disease control, community outreach and nurses' rights. One year after the first Ebola patient was diagnosed in the U.S., The Huffington Post takes a deeper look into the ways American healthcare will never be the same.

Anna Almendrala’s reporting on Ebola’s impact on the U.S. was undertaken as a California Health Journalism Fellow at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism.