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Sierra Leone Declares Quarantine, As Ebola Outbreak Worsens

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During nationwide polio campaigns, hundreds of thousands of health workers go door to door, giving children two drops of the polio vaccine. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan

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A health worker gives a child the polio vaccine in Bannu, Pakistan, June 25. More than a quarter-million children in Taliban-controlled areas are likely to miss their immunizations. A. Majeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

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Eerie protective suits and shiny body bags have fueled rumors about the origins of Ebola. Here, a burial team removes the body of a person suspected to have died from the virus in the village of Pendembu, Sierra Leone. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

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Sylvester Jusu is a volunteer who works with the Red Cross burial team in Sierra Leone. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten

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Facility Sets Up Extreme Precautions To Treat Ebola Patients

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A dog sleeps in a derelict building in central Kailahun, where the streets are unusually empty. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Ebola Wreaks Economic Woe In West Africa

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West African Villagers Fear Ebola Will Escape From The Grave

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To Combat Ebola Outbreak, Health Officials Call For 'Drastic' Action

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Second Surge Of Ebola Strikes West Africa

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As Death Count Rises, Health Officials Work To Stem Ebola's Spread

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Children play soccer in the village of Limon in the Peten region of northern Guatemala. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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The World Cup Reminds Us That All The World's A Soccer Field

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Fishermen drag a net in Lake Malawi in 2012. About the size of New Jersey, the lake is home to hundreds of fish species and is considered one of the most biologically diverse lakes in the world. Ding Haitao/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Thriving Towns In East Africa Are Good News For A Parasitic Worm

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CIA Announces Plans To End Fake Vaccination Programs

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Muslim pilgrims wear masks to prevent infection from the Middle East respiratory syndrome in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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How U.S. Hospitals Are Planning To Stop The Deadly MERS Virus

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