Health

Ziplock bags full of Metformin, a medication used to treat diabetes, donated to Seattle's Salaam Cultural Museum for delivery to Syrian refugees in Jordan. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

by Jessica Partnow and Sarah Stuteville
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Collecting unused meds and giving them to needy people overseas isn’t legal. But some Seattleites are doing it anyways.

Carol Glenn, a former Seattle nurse, collected leftover HIV/AIDS drugs to send overseas. It wasn't legal, but Glenn believed it was her duty. (Photo by Isolde Raftery / KUOW)

by Jessica Partnow and Sarah Stuteville
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At the height of the AIDS crisis, nurse Carol Glenn ran a secret pipeline to get leftover drugs from Seattle to sick people in the developing world.

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Tonight, the Washington Global Health Alliance and CodeMed are joining forces to present factual information on the Ebola outbreak to a Seattle audience.

Jocelyn (Joys) Morenno leads a Zumba class in Veracruz, Mexico. (Photo from ZumbaMexico)

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From Mexico to Moscow, the Latin-music-based fitness program Zumba has danced it's way to a global empire.

David La at the UW’s Baker Laboratory is part of a team working on potential Ebola treatments, but they’re also crowdsourcing ideas over the Internet relating to a cure. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

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As Ebola spreads at alarming rates in West Africa, local labs are leading the race for an effective treatment.