Dr. Daniel Bausch thought they had whipped Ebola again.
It was May, and Bausch, a doctor at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, was leaving Guinea after fighting the deadly virus there for three weeks.
But by June, it was clear that Ebola had spread in dangerous ways.
Bausch returned to West Africa, this time to Sierra Leone. For three more weeks, he donned a biohazard suit each morning and treated people suffering from the scourge well into the evening.
One day, the nurses went on strike to protest the terrible conditions, and he and another doctor were left to treat 55 patients. Blood, vomit and feces littered the floor.
On the day he left, Sierra Leone's foremost Ebola doctor got infected. Bausch had worked by his side. The African doctor died, as have another 10 doctors and nurses with whom he has worked.
Despite the deadly menace, Bausch continues to believe the virus must be fought at the source.
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