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Why Chinese Scientists Are More Worried Than Ever About Bird Flu

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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave in Borneo. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip here. Razis Nasri hide caption

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The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

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Once called the "Dutchmen" because of their large noses and large bellies, proboscis monkeys live only in Borneo. Ecosystems that have a lot of diverse animals, like this monkey, also tend to have a lot of diverse viruses. Charles Ryan hide caption

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Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise

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Under the old rules, the CDC's authority was primarily limited to detaining travelers entering the U.S. or crossing state lines. With the new rules, the CDC would be able to detain people anywhere in the country, without getting approval from state and local officials. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Seeks Controversial New Quarantine Powers To Stop Outbreaks

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Stacks of boxes containing critical supplies stretch almost as far as the eye can see in this Strategic National Stockpile warehouse. Courtesy of the CDC hide caption

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Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophes

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Biohazard suits used to handle dangerous microbes hang in a laboratory at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Fort Detrick, Md. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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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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