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Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, says that better control of infectious diseases in Africa is allowing chronic diseases to come to the surface. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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A boy waits to get vaccinated at an anti-polio campaign in Moradabad, India. Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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After Ending Polio, India Turns To Stop Another Childhood Killer

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Eight-year-old Manish, who caught polio years ago, learns to walk with leg braces at a rehabilitation center in New Delhi on Thursday. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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Southeast Asia Free Of Polio As India Declares Health Victory

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Indian schoolchildren wait in line for food at a government primary school in Hyderabad, India. Consistent access to nutritious food and clean water is key to helping children thrive, researchers say. Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Sources And Symptoms Of A Disease With A Global Reputation

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Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic

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Many people like these Tibetans in Qinghai, China, rely on indoor stoves for heating and cooking. That causes serious health problems. Courtesy of One Earth Designs hide caption

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The fatality rate in an Ebola outbreak ranges from 25 percent to 90 percent, depending on the particular strain of the virus involved. Cynthia Goldsmith/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hide caption

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A makeshift latrine hangs over the water at the edge of Cite de Dieu, a slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. John W. Poole / NPR hide caption

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Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid

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Oxana and Pavel Rucsineanu fell in love while living at a tuberculosis ward in Balti, Moldova. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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To Save Her Husband's Life, A Woman Fights For Access To TB Drugs

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Google's Flu Tracker Suffers From Sniffles

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