Relief at ground zero: Two Chattanooga natives are at work helping with the Ebola crisis

photo A medical worker sprays people being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, in this September file photo. Ebola has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa and wreaked havoc on the region, but some Africans see a bright side: The virus has been limited to five countries. It has even been beaten back in two of those countries.

photo Alexis Decosimo

They no longer share plates or eat communally in Liberia as was the custom. The generations-old greeting - a handshake and finger snap - has stopped. And some children have been orphaned over adult fears of contracting Ebola.