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Violence, Chaos Let Polio Creep Back Into Syria And Horn Of Africa
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Polio Returns To Syria As Health System Crumbles
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Syrian opposition fighters sit on the front line in the city of Deir Ezzor on Oct. 13. Ongoing violence has ravaged the city since March 2011. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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First Polio Cases Since 1999 Suspected In Syria
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Kenyan President: Mall Attackers 'Defeated' After Four-Day Fight
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Humanitarian Aid Agencies Brace For Fallout From Syrian Strikes
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Signs of tuberculosis have been found in ancient Egyptian mummies, such as this one in London's British Museum. Klafubra/Wikimedia.org hide caption

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Percentage of deaths each year due to neonatal disorders around the globe. Courtesy of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation hide caption

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In early August, Israel launched a mass campaign to vaccinate children against polio, including this little girl at a clinic in Rahat. David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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To Keep Polio At Bay, Israel Revaccinates A Million Kids
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In South Africa, A Clinic Focuses On Prostitutes To Fight HIV
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A nurse takes a blood sample from Nkosi Minenhle, 15, in a mobile clinic set up to test students for HIV at Madwaleni High School in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Missteps In HIV Care, South Africa Finds Its Way
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Experimental Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise In Human Test
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A well-wisher uses his phone to take a picture of a banner of photos of Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where the former South African president is being treated. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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South Africans Ponder A Nation Without Mandela
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A Yemeni child receives a polio vaccine in the capital city of Sanaa. The Yemen government launched an immunization campaign last month in response to the polio outbreak in neighboring Somalia. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Polio Eradication Suffers A Setback As Somali Outbreak Worsens
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