In 1995's "Outbreak," Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo work to contain Motaba, a fictional disease similar to Ebola. The outbreak spreads from Africa to the United States via an infected monkey before a serum is created.

The roots of our Ebola fears

Our fears are reflections of an infectious disease narrative fed to the public for years — by health officials, by the media and through a …


Do you know this man?

West Springfield police are searching for this man who they say broke into a pizza shop in town.