A patient at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has a confirmed case of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. He is being treated and kept in strict isolation. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute and chief investigator of the trials with an Ebola vaccine his organization developed, holds a vial of the vaccine. Steve Parsons/WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Some potential new Ebola drugs will be tested at treatment centers like this one run by Doctors Without Borders near Monrovia. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Liberian physician Martha Zarway continues work in a temporary clinic while her original facility is disinfected. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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In Sierra Leone, a burial team from the government carries the coffin of an Ebola doctor who succumbed to the virus. Funerals and other expressions of mourning are key moments for anthropologists to translate between native cultures and foreign aid efforts, anthropologist Ann Kelly says. Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Patients recovering from Ebola at the Kenema treatment center must remain behind white plastic fencing until they are officially discharged. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

The Ebola Survivor Who Works In An Ebola Ward

When the 23-year-old Sierra Leonean tells patients to follow their doctors' orders and to keep fighting, they really listen.

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Five ambulances, donated by the U.S. to help combat Ebola, are lined up after a ceremony attended by Sierra Leone's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, in Freetown on Sept. 10. Michael Duff/AP hide caption

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Mina Bestman moved to Georgia from Liberia almost 20 years ago. She owns Mina's Cuisine, a West African restaurant that caters to homesick Liberians. Dustin Chambers for NPR hide caption

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Bendu Borlay, 21 and an Ebola survivor, is caring for an infant whose mother died of the disease. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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South Africa Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has no patience for people who abuse their health and expect the government to fix things. Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chris Siegler (center) in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 2011. Siegler has forged a relationship between the YMCA in Missoula, Mont., and the one in Freetown. Courtesy of Kirk Siegler hide caption

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A World Health Organization worker trains nurses how to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Michael Duff/AP hide caption

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To protect its cocoa workers from Ebola, the Ivory Coast has closed its borders. Ange Aboa/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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