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Don't look for leading Ebola researchers at the Sheraton New Orleans. Louisiana health officials told doctors and scientists who have been in West Africa not to come to a medical meeting in town. Prayitno/Flickr hide caption

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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (right) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo both insist on mandatory quarantine for healthcare workers who've had contact with Ebola patients. Christie wants them held in a medical facility; Cuomo says a home quarantine with outside monitoring would do. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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A female sanitation worker wears standard gear for a Doctors Without Borders Ebola center. The outfit includes rubber boots, goggles, a face mask, a hood, three layers of gloves, a Tyvek suit and thick rubber apron. No exposed skin is allowed. She was photographed in Monrovia, Liberia. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Gear Wars: Whose Ebola Protective Suit Is Better?

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Dr. Wvennie MacDonald, the administrator of the JFK Memorial Hospital, has helped put new procedures in place to keep Ebola out, including a triage station to identify possible Ebola patients at the front gate. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Back On Its Feet, A Liberian Hospital Aims To Keep Ebola Out

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Dr. Patrick Kamara adjusts his googles on the final day of training and the first "dress rehearsal" before being sent out to Ebola treatment units. The World Health Organization is ramping up to train up to 500 new health workers a week as part of the effort to stem the spread of Ebola. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

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Elliott Adekoya, 31, aka The Milkman, is a DJ at Monrovia's Sky FM radio, pictured here his DJ booth. He is also part of a group of 45 Liberian musicians called the Save Liberia Project. They want to get the word out that Ebola is real, but it is not a death sentence. He says that message, which was propagated early on by the Ministry of Health, actually contributed to the problem. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

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Dr. Gabriel Logan is one of two doctors at the Bomi county hospital, which serves a county of 85,000 people. In a desperate attempt to save Ebola patients, he started experimenting with an HIV drug to treat them. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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A Liberian Doctor Comes Up With His Own Ebola Regimen

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The home of Marthalene Williams, the Ebola-stricken woman aided by Thomas Eric Duncan. A man on the porch, who appeared to be in the late stages of Ebola, informed our photographer that he'd been to a hospital but was told to return home and quarantine himself. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Fond Memories Of Ebola Victim Eric Duncan, Anger Over His Death

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In West Africa, U.S. Efforts In Ebola Response Start To Move Forward

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The U.S. Ebola Hospitals In Liberia Are Going Up ... Slowly

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At Firestone's plantation, workers gather at a shelter in the rubber tree forest, where buckets of sap are collected for processing. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks

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Tonio Borg of Malta, the European Union's Health Commissioner, is spearheading the EU response to the Ebola outbreak. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images 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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In the markets of San Salvador, El Salvador, you can have your palm read, you can buy plumbing tools ... and you can purchase abortion pills. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Pills For Abortion

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