Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
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The man who died of Lassa fever flew from West Africa to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Reveals Holes In Ebola Monitoring System

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Patients receive treatment at the Chest Disease Hospital in Srinagar, India. The country has one of the highest rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the world, in part because antibiotics for the disease are poorly regulated by the government. Dar Yasin/AP hide caption

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As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It

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The Ebola outbreak "overwhelmed" the World Health Organization and made it clear the agency must change, WHO's director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan, said Monday in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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WHO Calls For $100 Million Emergency Fund, Doctor 'SWAT Team'

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Jenny Tenorio Gallegos, 35, in Lima, Peru, is being treated for drug-resistant TB. The treatment lasts two years and may rob her of her hearing. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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She's Got One Of The Toughest Diseases To Cure. And She's Hopeful

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A man and his drone: Carlos Casteneda of the Amazon Basin Conservation Association prepares to launch one of his plastic foam planes. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Eyes In The Sky: Foam Drones Keep Watch On Rain Forest Trees

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Researchers meet participants: (from left) investigator Jose Luis Roca; Dr. Ernesto Ortiz; study participants Rainer Leon and his mother, Rina Leon Chanbilla; and nurse Jennifer Rampas. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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They're Going Door To Door In The Amazon To See Why People Get Sick

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This aerial view shows the effects of gold mining on Peru's rain forest. Courtesy of Gregory Asner, Carnegie Institution for Science hide caption

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Who Did This To Peru's Jungle?

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A boot-drying rack sits empty at the Ministry of Defense Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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What Should Liberia Do With Its Empty Ebola Treatment Units?

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Moses Lasana recovered from Ebola, but he faces a range of medical issues and waves of pain. "The pain just come from one part of the body to another," he says. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Ebola Survivors Who Continue To Suffer

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Ebola Outbreak Is Over In Liberia, Continues In Sierra Leone, Guinea

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Caroline Williams is a community organizer in New Kru Town, a suburb of Monrovia. Here's how she got her message through to Liberians about preventing Ebola: "We talk to them, talk to them, talk to them. At last they started listening to us. All the methods that we been giving them, by God's will, they accepted." Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Block By Block, Health Workers Lead Liberia To Victory Over Ebola

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A nurse holds a young girl who was vaccinated at the kickoff of a national measles prevention campaign in Liberia. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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As Ebola Leaves Liberia, Measles Makes A Forceful Comeback

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WHO Leader Says End Of Ebola Outbreak Is Near, But Hard Work Remains

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