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World Health Organization Calls Spread Of Zika Virus 'Alarming'

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Dr. Margaret Chan is director-general of the World Health Organization. In her first major address on Zika, delivered Thursday in Geneva, she said: "Questions abound. We need to get some answers quickly." Sandro Campardo//epa/Corbis hide caption

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Zika Virus Will Spread Through The Americas, WHO Says

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A researcher holds a container with female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. This species transmits the Zika virus. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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The Zika Virus Takes A Frightening Turn — And Raises Many Questions

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Maxine Parrish, 18 months old, is one of the youngest people to enjoy a new bike lane in Denver last month. Two avid bicyclists argue that better bike infrastructure allows slower cycling and a wider age-range of riders. RJ Sangosti/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Zika Virus Makes CDC Consider A Travel Warning For Pregnant Women

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Emmanuel Kwame, 60, lost his sight to river blindness as a young man. He lives in Asubende, Ghana, earning a living as a farmer and fisherman. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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The Farmer And Fisherman Who Lost His Sight To River Blindness

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Albert Tamanja Bidim, a community volunteer, distributes ivermectin, the tablet that fights river blindness, in the Ghanaian town of Beposo 2. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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What A Difference A Drug Makes In The Fight Against River Blindness

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Armored Vehicles, Ambulances On The Scene In Colorado Springs

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Some health workers in Liberia had stopped using the protective gear that was part of the Ebola routine. The photo above is from 2014, when the epidemic was at its peak. David P. Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Puzzling Ebola Death Shows How Little We Know About The Virus

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The antibiotic resistant bacteria have been found in pigs, pork and people in China. This pig is from a farm on the outskirts of Beijing. Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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E. Coli Bacteria Can Transfer Antibiotic Resistance To Other Bacteria

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