TIME Magazine Names Ebola Fighters 'Person of the Year'

PHOTO: Pictured are the Dec. 2014 TIME "Person of the Year" covers. PlayTIME
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TIME magazine today named those who fought against Ebola as its "Person of the Year."

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The five covers show various doctors and nurses, including Dr. Kent Brantly, an American missionary who survived his bout with Ebola.

Editor Nancy Gibbs singled out Salome Karwah, a nurse's assistant for Doctors Without Borders who "stayed at the bedsides of patients, bathing and feeding them, even after losing both her parents — who ran a medical clinic — in a single week and surviving Ebola herself."

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected more than 17,800, mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.