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The Ebola virus is terrible — here’s what you need to know

More than 660 people have died in the recent West African Ebola outbreak, including two Americans. Here’s what you need to know about Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers, from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the World Health Organization.

  • Ebola outbreaks have a 90 percent fatality rate. [WHO]
  • The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. [WHO]
  • Symptoms often include: marked fever, fatigue, dizziness, muscle aches, loss of strength, exhaustion. [Hopkins]
  • No known treatment for Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic illnesses. [Hopkins]

A BBC map showing the hotspots of the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa:

Health workers are at high risk as they work to care for patients and stem the outbreak.

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The tale of the shadow doctor

One of our students shadowed a doctor this summer. This is her tale.

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We have the droids you’re looking for

We’re in good company: The best college robotics programs in the country.

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Come on, put your phone down and interact with these

We’re used to the term “interactive” being applied to digital: our phones, our laptops, our apps, our websites, our social networks. But sometimes, you just have to step away from the screens, roll up your sleeves, and put your fingers on something physical.

That’s our thinking with our #EmbraceTheS cards. We try to explain the history of our university (what’s “Johns” about?), while also sharing with our prospective applicants some of our best photography and what we do in Baltimore and around the world

Below is a Storify of what our prospective applicants (we hope) are building with these analog interactive cards. Take a look!

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Male circumcision in Africa — Why should you care?

More than 1 million men and youth in sub-Saharan Africa have volunteered for medical male circumcision through our global health affiliate, Jhpiego.


The procedure reduces the risk of HIV transmission. Read about this important work:

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You’re growing up poor — and your chances aren’t good

If you want to learn more about Baltimore’s urban story, listen to Hopkins researcher Karl Alexander and Baltimore writer D. Watkins talk to NPR’s Tell Me More program about growing up poor and the potential to rise above it.

Karl Alexander


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Hey Baltimore, It’s ON!

One of our favorite summer traditions, Artscape, kicked off today and goes through this weekend! Are you going? 

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This just made our day

We just ranked in the top 20 universities in the world. Thank you, all.

Read up on us here:

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