Time Magazine Persons of 2014: The Ebola Fighters

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The men and women named this morning as Time magazine's 2014 Persons of the Year had little time to celebrate—they're too busy trying to contain the deadliest outbreak of the ebola virus in our lifetime.

"It’s an incredible honor," Dr. Kent Brantly. the first American to be infected and survive the disease, said on NBC's Today Show Wednesday morning. "Those who paid the highest price for their service are themselves West Africans. It’s an honor for me to be considered as a part of that group."

Brantly is on one of multiple covers unveiled by Time. Joining him are Dr. Jerry Brown, nurse aide and survivor Salome Karwah, volunteer health promoter Ella Watson-Stryker and ambulance team supervisor and survivor Foday Galla. The issues hit newsstands Friday, Dec. 12.

The Ebola caregivers were selected over other persons who made Time's shortlist, including the Ferguson protesters and Vladimir Putin.

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