Local officials burn chicken coops in anticipation of a resurgence in bird flu in Jakarta, Indonesia, in January. Concerns about potential misuse of research into genes that control the contagiousness of flu have stymied publication. Tatan Syuflana/AP hide caption

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Here goes nothing. A big jump over the Zambezi River in Africa. James Whatley/Flickr hide caption

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Chickens were killed in Hong Kong last December in an effort to halt the spread of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A competitor stops for a cigarette after he broke down during the Enduropale race at Le Touquet Beach on February 22, 2009 in Le Touquet, France. Paul Gilham/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (center) talks to a health worker during a visit to Eliazar Germain hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday. It's Sebelius' first visit to the country. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Rice farmer Alexi Rochnel shows his blank cholera vaccination card. April is the beginning of Haiti's rainy season, which will likely intensify Haiti's cholera outbreak. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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A makeshift latrine hangs over the water at the edge of Cite de Dieu, a slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. John W. Poole / NPR hide caption

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Rice farmer Alexi Rochnel shows his blank cholera vaccination card. April is the beginning of Haiti's rainy season, which will likely intensify Haiti's cholera outbreak. John W. Poole / NPR hide caption

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Marlene Lucien controls the hose that fills people's plastic buckets on one busy street corner in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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A micrograph shows red blood cells infected by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. John C. Tan/AP hide caption

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A young girl bathes in an irrigation canal. The canal and nearby river are the primary sources of water for most people who live in the country around Saint-Marc, Haiti. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Dr. Jim Yong Kim is introduced as the new president of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., in 2009. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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