Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Time Names Ebola Fighters 'Person of 2014'

Time Magazine named Ebola caregivers as its Person of the Year Wednesday, recognizing a team of doctors, nurses, researchers and volunteers who have battled against the difficult-to-treat disease during its 2014 West African outbreak.

At least 17,800 people have been infected with the virus during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. More than 6,300 of those people have died.

There's no cure for Ebola, which crossed borders in 2014: A handful of patients were diagnosed in the U.S. and Europe this year.

According to the NYDaily News, the magazine will release five covers: Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, Dr. Jerry Brown, nurse aide Salome Karwah, Doctors without Borders volunteer Ella Watson-Stryker and ambulance team supervisor Foday Galla.

The five represent all who dedicated their year to treating and curing the disease.

The Ferguson protesters took the No. 2 spot, while Russian President Vladimir Putin — who took the honor in 2007 — claimed No. 3.

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