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Isolation can take emotional toll on volunteers at risk of Ebola
Isolation can take emotional toll on volunteers at risk of Ebola

Dr. Matthew Waxman recently returned to Los Angeles after spending nearly two months in the town of Lunsar, Sierra Leone, where he treated Ebola patients at an isolated medical facility. He and colleagues toiled in harsh and stressful conditions, caring for people "the best we could." In the quiet stretches between intense bursts of drama and terror, they talked about the reception that would await them at home — at times with a degree of dread, since some returning medical workers have had less than enthusiastic welcomes. "It's a lot of anticipation over warm African beers at night," Waxman said. "What will it be like in my county?" Medical...

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