One Year After Ebola Arrived In Dallas, Listen To 'Surviving Ebola,' A KERA News Special | KERA News

One Year After Ebola Arrived In Dallas, Listen To 'Surviving Ebola,' A KERA News Special

Sep 30, 2015

In 2014, Americans watched from afar as the Ebola virus raged through West Africa, killing thousands and threatening millions. Until Sept. 30, when a Liberian man named Thomas Eric Duncan tested positive in a Dallas emergency room.

Two nurses were infected before he died. Fear traveled faster, and far wider, than the virus.

On Wednesday at 2 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM, explore what happened in Dallas – and the lessons hospitals and governments learned – in “Surviving Ebola,” a KERA News special.

The hour-long special also airs Friday at 7 p.m. on 90.1 FM.

You can also listen to it here.

“Surviving Ebola” looks at how the virus, and the fear it created, were contained. It took a mix of solid protocols, on-the-fly adjustments and luck. Discover what the medical community and local governments learned, how treatment changed and how the people on the front lines fought the disease and survived.

Explore the digital project here.

Photo: Jim Tuttle/The Dallas Morning News

Selected photos from the "Surviving Ebola" digital project are courtesy of The Dallas Morning News.