Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
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The town of Bentiu, in South Sudan, has been nearly abandoned. On the main road, a boy hides behind a telephone pole. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Living In A Camp By A Ruined City, They're Strangers In Their Own Land

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South Sudan Faces New Obstacles To Implementing Peace Deal

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This Mosquito Likes Us Too Much For Our Own Good

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In 2013, Zika virus was found in French Polynesia, including the island of Tahiti (above). Some 20,000 inhabitants were diagnosed with the disease. Andy Bardon/National Geographic hide caption

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A patient suffering from Guillain-Barre syndrome recovers in a hospital ward in San Salvador on Jan. 27. Researchers are trying to determine whether there is a link between the disorder, which can cause weakness and paralysis, and the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Marvin Recinos /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Sees Major Challenges Ahead In The Fight Against Zika

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Health workers fumigate to wipe out mosquitoes in Recife, Brazil. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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WHO: Birth Defect Linked To Zika Virus Is 'Public Health Emergency'

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Zika Virus Prompts Emergency Meeting Of The World Health Organization

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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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