Special Edition: The Ebola Outbreak


In this special edition of The Torch podcast, Ed Leon talks to Professor Roy Benaroch about the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. An outbreak larger than any other Ebola outbreak in history, having over 1700 confirmed cases and over 950 deaths to date.

Photo of Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch


Highlights of this podcast include:

  • Dr. Benaroch discusses the location and spreading of the outbreak of Ebola;
  • Several reasons why the disease is transmitted so easily in developing countries;
  • The symptoms of Ebola and new, experimental treatment; and
  • What the medical community hopes to learn from this outbreak.


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