N.H. Doctor Returns Home From Ebola Assignment

Dec 23, 2014

New Hampshire's deputy state epidemiologist Dr. Elizabeth Talbot is back from Sierra Leone, where she spent five weeks training medical workers how to avoid the Ebola virus.

The death toll from Ebola is now approaching 7,000, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Talbot is maintaining a voluntary quarantine at her home in New London. She says she and her family are grateful for the support they've received from their community.

Ebola is spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, and infected people aren't contagious unless they are sick.