Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.

Dr. John Fankhauser, one of the many missionaries battling Ebola, is sprayed with disinfectant at ELWA hospital in Liberia. Courtesy of Bethany Fankhauser hide caption

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These Dedicated Ebola Fighters Are Men And Women On A Mission

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Dr. Ian Crozier stands with a group of survivors and a nurse at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. He contracted Ebola and was on the brink of death, but he survived. Courtesy of WHO/J Amone hide caption

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Ebola Survivor: The Best Word For The Virus Is 'Aggression'

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This design of this new anti-Ebola suit will make health workers more comfortable and could also save lives. Courtesy of Clinvue and Roy Heisler hide caption

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Dreaming Up A Safer, Cooler PPE For Ebola Fighters

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In a new public health campaign, British actor Idris Elba plays a soccer coach whose team is squaring off against Ebola. Courtesy of Africa United hide caption

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Idris Elba Plays A Soccer Coach Out To Crush Ebola In New Ad Campaign

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They're participants in Niger's School for Husbands. Ron Haviv/VII for NPR hide caption

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School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

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This Chinese teenager weighs 353 pounds. At a "slimming center" in China's central Hubei province, he's exercising and undergoing acupuncture to lose weight. Color China/AP hide caption

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The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

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A town crier rides his moped through the city of Kayes in Mali, using his megaphone to warn people about Ebola. Nick Loomis/Courtesy of Global Post hide caption

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Mali Already Has An Ebola Cluster: Can The Virus Be Stopped?

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Red Cross workers in Guinea carry the body of an Ebola victim to a cemetery full of fresh graves for others who have succumbed to the disease. Kristin Palitza/Corbis hide caption

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Air Force personnel put up tents to house a 25-bed, U.S.-built hospital for Liberian health workers sick with Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia's capital. The hospital is scheduled to open this weekend. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Military Response To Ebola Gains Momentum In Liberia

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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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