Palestinian girls read the Koran at a camp in Gaza City, June 2012. In poor countries, boys are 20 percent more likely than girls to enroll in school, UNICEF says. Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Young boys suspected of having Guinea worm infections wait for the parasite to emerge through the skin at a clinic in South Sudan. Louise Gubb/The Carter Center hide caption

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Yonta, 6, rests with her brother Leakhena, 4 months, under a mosquito bed net in the Pailin province of Cambodia, where deaths from malaria have decreased sharply in the past two decades. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Timothy Webb and other advocates protest the cost of HIV drugs manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Gilead outside an AIDS conference in Atlanta in March. Gilead is making a new hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi. John Amis/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation hide caption

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Sun, shopping and chikungunya? A nasty virus has sickened 10 people on the island of St. Martin in the past few months. Balalaika/iStockphoto hide caption

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A mother waits with her child at an HIV clinic in Nyagasambu, Rwanda, in February 2008. The clinic was built with a grant from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief initiative. Shashank Bengali/MCT /Landov hide caption

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There's no evidence that triclosan and other chemicals in antibacterial soaps do a better job than plain soap and water, the FDA says. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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A polio worker vaccinates a child in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, in October. Arshad Arbab/EPA/Landov hide caption

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The chikunguyna virus was discovered in 1955 by two scientists in Tanzania. EMDataBank using UCSF Chimera hide caption

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Children get tested for malaria at a clinic near the Myanmar border in Sai Yoke, Thailand. Drug-resistant strains of the parasite have appeared in the region over the past few years. Surkree Sukplang/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The interior of the nose is like a lush rain forest that's barely been explored. Courtesy of Sunje Pamp hide caption

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The Ivy League school has begun vaccinating nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis in an unusual federal government-endorsed administration of a drug not generally approved for use in the U.S. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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A colorized closeup of the hepatitis C virus. James Cavallini/Science Source hide caption

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Administrators at University of California, Santa Barbara are encouraging fraternities and sororities to hold off on parties. Damian Gadal/Flickr hide caption

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