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Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola

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Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

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A scientist tests a patient's blood for Ebola at the European Mobile Laboratory in Gueckedou, Guinea. The first cases reported in the outbreak occurred in a small village about eight miles outside Gueckedou. Misha Hussain /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?

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Jude Law prepares for the looming pandemic in the 2011 movie Contagion. There are huge differences between viruses in movies and Ebola in real life. Warner Bros/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And 'Contagion' Scare Us So Much

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Dr. Kent Brantly (center) announces his recovery from Ebola, with his wife, Amber Brantly (left), during a press conference at Emory University Hospital Thursday in Atlanta. Brantly got sick at the end of July. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers with the aid group Doctors Without Borders prepare a new Ebola treatment center near Monrovia, Liberia, on Sunday. The facility has 120 beds, making it the largest Ebola isolation clinic in history. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports Show?

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Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa

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An outbreak of bird flu in India in 2008 prompted authorities to temporarily ban the sale of poultry. Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Biologists Choose Sides In Safety Debate Over Lab-Made Pathogens

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