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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

local helps build Ebola facility in Nigeria

As health care workers in West Africa work to develop new methods to contain and combat the deadly Ebola virus, a St. Vincent College graduate shared his firsthand experience with the campus that helped to begin his work in public health.
As an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bryan Christensen, 35, a Ligonier native, recently went to Lagos, Nigeria, where he assisted the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders with construction of a new Ebola hospital and formulation of preparedness plans if the outbreak escalates.
“At no point in my education would I have ever thought I would learn how to build an Ebola hospital,” he said.

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