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10/29/2014 01:21 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Meet The Awesome Teens Taking Down Ebola

Some unconventional activists are taking on Ebola in West Point, Liberia -- and they're not medical professionals, aspiring doctors or government officials. They're teens.

The young activists are members of A-LIFE: Adolescents Leading an Intense Fight Against Ebola, and they're basically the most kick-ass teenagers in the whole world, as reported by The Daily Beast.

As shown in the video above, members of A-Life -- including 16-year-old Jessica T.S. Neufville -- have made it their mission to educate locals about the dangers of Ebola and precautions that can be taken to stop its spread. The teens go door-to-door, greeting residents with education pamphlets and a smile. They work anywhere from two to seven days a week.

A-LIFE teens first learned about the threat of Ebola in a UNICEF educational training. They then took it upon themselves to spread the word across West Point, where many residents think Ebola is a myth. Since A-LIFE launched last September, the teens have reached over 4,000 homes in the area.

Facing the deadly disease is scary, even when you're a trained doctor, but the A-LIFE teens don't let that get in the way of their work.

Jessica says, “I could be afraid, but being afraid would stop me from going out to help these people."

[h/t The Daily Beast]

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