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Black Fever in South Sudan

The Ebola epidemic and the resulting global panic has received enormous media coverage. But many may not know that an outbreak of a different disease is also causing devastation in Africa. We’ll talk about the race to control the spread of Kala Azar (Black Fever) in South Sudan with Tim Harrison. He’s a registered nurse and volunteer with Doctors Without Borders. Harrison just returned from the region in January and is due to return this week. PHOTO: Nyatudy Riak Marial, who is suspected to suffer from the parasitic disease kala azar, is carried by members of Medecines Sans Frontiers as she arrives at the MSF hospital, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005 in Leer in southern Sudan.(AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

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