The beaches of Brazil beckon — but travelers need to find out if they're heading to a part of the country where a yellow fever vaccine is recommended.
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A patient talks with a nurse at a traveling contraception clinic in Madagascar run by the British nonprofit group Marie Stopes International. The organization is one of many that has decided to give up U.S. funding because it deems Trump's ban on providing abortion referrals to be ethically unacceptable.
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A Pakistani health worker administers the oral polio vaccine to a child during a campaign in Karachi on May 7. Because of past attacks on vaccinators, security personnel are often assigned to accompany them.
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This red blood cell is swollen by the malaria parasite. In this image from a transmission electron micrograph, the blood cell has been colored red and the single-cell malaria parasite has been colored green.
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A demonstration in Copenhagen, Denmark, in support of Syrian migrants. A new study looks at the benefit of offering physical and psychological support to refugees who have been tortured.
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On May 13, people suspected of having the Ebola virus wait at a treatment center in the village of Bikoro, where the outbreak began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Dario Garcia, who lives in Panama, volunteers to visit people who are HIV-positive to see whether they are taking their medications. Garcia himself is HIV-positive. "I feel alone," he says. "I believe the most support I have now is from others who have been diagnosed."
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Barkatullah smiles and rests on a crutch and grips his walker during a physical therapy session at Emergency War and Trauma Hospital in Kabul. The 13-year-old lost his right arm and leg in an explosion. He practices standing on the walker 30 seconds at a time.
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Consolata Aganga goes door-to-door as a community health worker, a demanding volunteer job. "It is God who gives me the strength," she says. She is also a small-scale farmer, growing vegetables for her family.
A mosquito's antenna responds to odors. Scientists are trying to figure out how the malaria parasite might trigger a change in body odor that draws in mosquitoes that carry the disease, like the Anopheles skeeter pictured above.