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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. An American doctor battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, Samaritan's Purse said on July 27. AFP PHOTO / ZOOM DOSSO        (Photo credit should read ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

U-M Doctor: ‘Risk Of Ebola Outbreak In U.S. Is Very Low’

Dr. Eden Wells with the University of Michigan urged that an outbreak in the U.S. is not likely, but it is possible.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/02/2014

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

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NovoDynamics Gets New Partner In Africa, Middle East

The Ann Arbor developer of advanced pattern recognition and analytics technologies NovoDynamics Inc. announced a partnership with Forefront Technologies, a distributor of document imaging hardware and storage systems in Africa and the Middle East that is based in the United Arab Emirates.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2013

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Michigan-Native Peace Corps Worker Killed In Uganda

Woodhaven native Danielle Gucciardo, 23, died in a traffic accident.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2013

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Former U-M Janitor Gets Prison Time In Child Slave Case

A former University of Michigan janitor has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, convicted of forcing children to work as slaves at his Ypsilanti home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2013

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Ypsilanti Man Convicted Of Enslaving 4 African Children

A federal jury has convicted a Washtenaw County man on charges he enslaved and abused four West African children in his home for several years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2012

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Lakeside Software Opens European Office

Lakeside Software, a leader in big data analytics for IT professionals, Monday announced that it has opened a regional headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and has appointed top industry veteran Tony Coleman to serve as its managing director.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2012

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U-M Course Teaches Leadership With Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb

A new course at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Executive Education offers the chance to learn about leadership by climbing Africa’s highest mountain—19,000-foot Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2012

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