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The Valiant Ebola Fighters
Ajay Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA
Editor-in Chief, Scientific American Medicine
February 3, 2015

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of filamentous Ebola virus particles (blue) budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell (yellow-green). Courtesy of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Since 1927, Time magazine has been recognizing an individual, a group of people, or "an entity" as its "Person of the Year."1 At the end of 2014, Time recognized the sacrifice of health care workers fighting the Ebola epidemic by honoring five individuals: Dr. Jerry Brown, Salome Karwah, Dr. Kent Brantly, Ella Watson-Stryker, and Foday Gallah. It was only the second time that one or more individuals in health care had been selected (Dr. David Ho was selected in 1996 for his work in AIDS). Read More

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