A public health poster from 1952 encourages Americans to get checked for sexually transmitted diseases. Gonorrhea is the second-most-common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S., with more than 300,000 cases reported in 2011. Images from the History of Medicine hide caption

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Oxana and Pavel Rucsineanu walk to the tuberculosis hospital in Balti, Moldova. Oxana and their new baby live in an apartment, but Pavel still has to stay at the TB ward, fighting for his life. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Love In The Time Of TB: A Young Family Fights An Ancient Foe
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Dr. Aun Pyae Phyo examines a baby at the Whampa malaria clinic on the Thailand-Myanmar border. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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A View From The Ground: Thailand Confronts Drug-Resistant Malaria
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This 5-year-old boy was carried to a Thai malaria clinic by his mother from deep inside Myanmar. If the mother had waited even a day longer, doctors say, the child probably would have died. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Stakes Rise In Malaria Battle As Cracks Appear In Drug's Armor
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Daw Khin Twon, an undocumented immigrant from Burma, rests at home after receiving malaria treatment at the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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A doctor examines chest X-rays at a tuberculosis clinic in Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa in late 2007. The number of TB cases that don't respond to both first- and second-line medications is rising worldwide. Karin Schermbrucker /AP hide caption

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