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Tasnim Shamma


Tasnim Shamma joined WABE 90.1 FM as a reporter in November 2014. She comes to Atlanta from Charlotte, where she spent more than two years at the NPR member station WFAE. 

Prior to that, she was a Kroc fellow reporting, writing, editing, blogging and producing for NPR’s Digital News Desk, Weekends on All Things Considered, the National Desk in Washington, D.C. and the NPR member station WLRN, based in The Miami Herald newsroom.

She graduated from Princeton's Class of 2011, where she was executive editor for multimedia for The Daily Princetonian. She worked as a video intern, copy editor and reporter at The Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek in New York City and The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J. She grew up in Queens, New York and now lives in Lilburn with her husband.

Emory University Hospital sign
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The Georgia Department of Public Health says six hospitals in the state are installing special Ebola treatment units. But they won’t say which hospitals.

State Department of Health spokesperson Ryan Deal told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that hospital administrators asked for anonymity until the Ebola units are up and running. He says there could be unintended consequences if they reveal the names of the hospitals.

The health department has released the location of one unit: Emory University Hospital, which has successfully treated four Ebola patients.