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Health workers take off their protective suits after finishing disinfecting areas at the Pita hospital on Aug. 25, 2014. (credit: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: 5 Million People Could Die From Ebola Outbreak

An Ebola expert is predicting that 5 million people could die from the deadly disease.

09/17/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. (credit: ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigerian Health Authorities: We Did Not Immediately Quarantine Sick Airline Passenger Who Died Of Ebola

Nigerian health authorities acknowledged Tuesday that they did not immediately quarantine a sick airline passenger who later died of Ebola, announcing that eight health workers who had direct contact with him were now in isolation with symptoms of the disease.

08/06/2014

A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. (credit: ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctor: Ebola Outbreak Is ‘Spinning Out Of Control’

The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa’s most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.

08/05/2014

A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. (credit: ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

WHO: Ebola Death Toll In West Africa Pushes 900

Authorities in Nigeria on Monday announced a second case of Ebola in Africa’s most populous country, an alarming setback as the total death toll from the disease in several West Africa countries shot up by more than 150 to 887.

08/04/2014

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

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Kidnapped Nigerian Girls and Atlanta’s Sex Trafficking

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guests were Wallace House III and Dr. William Russell of Youth Connections Inc. a non-profit organization in Metro Atlanta working to end teen homelessness. Dr. Russell […]

WAOK-AM–05/08/2014

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The Sidney Wood Show: Back To Africa Show 6/8/2013

The back to Africa show showcases all aspects of the motherland. To help us learn more about Africa was Brother Kebba Samateh as well as Dance Africa Atlanta. Click the audio links to hear the conversation… […]

WAOK-AM–06/17/2013

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Georgia Man Kidnapped In Nigeria Is Back Home

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. citizen kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta returned to Georgia on Sunday after being held captive for a week, his family said. William Gregory Ock arrived in Atlanta […]

WAOK-AM–01/29/2012

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Georgia Man Kidnapped in Nigeria

CARROLL Co. Ga(AJC)-A Carroll County resident working in Nigeria was kidnapped Friday and is being held for ransom, according to his family and police there. William Gregory “Greg” Ock, 50, of Bowdon was working on […]

WAOK-AM–01/24/2012

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