Health workers at the Doctors Without Borders facility in Kailahun wear protective clothing when treating Ebola patients. Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Sheik Humar Khan, who died of the disease he was helping to fight, posed for a picture in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, on June 25. Umaru Fofana /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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When Sule Koroma's sister Saudatu died of Ebola, his house in Freetown was put under a 21-day quarantine. The government sent two policeman to guard the house. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Protective gear runs from goggles and head covering to gloves and boots. This health worker was photographed leaving the isolation area at the treatment center in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Eerie protective suits and shiny body bags have fueled rumors about the origins of Ebola. Here, a burial team removes the body of a person suspected to have died from the virus in the village of Pendembu, Sierra Leone. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Government health workers administer blood tests to check for the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor waits for the start of his appeal judgment at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, on Thursday. Koen van Weel/Associated Press hide caption

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