We haven’t heard much about the ebola outbreak since the polls closed on Election Day in the United States, but today
the last ebola patient left a hospital in Liberia.
If no new cases emerge, the epidemic in Liberia — where more than 4,000 people died — will be considered over officially on April 4.
If you want to know what a hero looks like, check the people in blue.
Ebola patient Beatrice Yardolo, right, celebrates with Ebola health workers as she leaves the Chinese Ebola treatment center were she was treated for Ebola virus infection on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old English teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free. ‘I am one of the happiest human beings today on earth because it was not easy going through this situation and coming out alive,’ Beatrice Yardolo told The Associated Press after her release. She kept thanking God and the health workers at the center.(AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)
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Bob Collins was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.