The Washington Post | Ebola striking women more frequently than men

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When a family member is sick and is tended at home, women cook and serve food to the sick, clean after them and wash their clothes,” said Suafiatu Tunis, a spokesperson for Community Response Group, a grass-roots initiative to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone and a leader of the Social Mobilization Committee on Ebola that reports to the National Task Force. “This role is extended to the medical field, where women are mostly nurses and cleaners at hospitals and do not get the same support and protection as doctors, who are predominantly men.”

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