Ebola crisis breaks out during journalist’s trip


Press Play is airing a weeklong series called Travel Horror Stories. It’s a reminder that things don’t always go so well while traveling. Today’s first story comes from journalist Jim Burress, who went to Liberia a few years ago to report on mental health care. Jim was ready for a challenging trip, but his visit coincided with the start of the Ebola crisis, as he found out firsthand.

Featured photo: Jim Burress in Lofa County, Liberia, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Burress)