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Madison native sheds light on cause of Liberia's rapid spread of Ebola

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A Madison native who spent part of 2014 reporting in the West African nation of Liberia says distrust of that country's government caused Ebola to spread more quickly there than anywhere else.
Freelance journalist Sara Jerving talks about her work with Greg Neumann on Capitol City Sunday this weekend.

Jerving was in Liberia in January to report on the government allowing corporations to strip the land of small farmers for the development of palm oil plantations.
Jerving says that contributed to most rural villagers distrust of the authorities, leading them to ignore the Liberian government's warnings about Ebola.

"So there were instances where people would hide individuals who had Ebola in their home, rather than taking them into a treatment center, or they just didn't listen to the government's health messages," said Jerving.

You can read Jerving's complete work on the topic here.

In addition to Sara Jerving, Greg has a final one-on-one interview with Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, who pulls no punches when discussing why he decided not to run again.
Capitol City Sunday starts at 9:00 a.m. on WKOW 27.    

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