Kevin J. A. Thomas
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019
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How fear and stigma affected the lives of African immigrants during the global Ebola epidemic—and the resilient ways in which immigrant communities responded.
In December 2013, a series of Ebola infections in Meliandou, Guinea, set off a chain of events culminating in the world’s largest Ebola epidemic. Concerns about the virus in the United States reached a peak when Thomas Duncan, a Liberian national visiting family in Dallas, became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola and die of the disease on US soil. Continue reading