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Fishermen in Papua New Guinea, living on their boats, wait for the tide to change before going out to fish. Tuberculosis is a major health threat in the Pacific Ocean nation. Jason South/The AGE/Fairfax Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Zubair, who was diagnosed with a bone tumor and had part of his leg amputated, uses morphine to manage his pain. "Because of morphine I am surviving," he says. With the pain relief, he can ride his motorbike and work at a coffee shop. Screengrab from "Using Morphine To Stay Alive" hide caption

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Screengrab from "Using Morphine To Stay Alive"

A girl carries a child in the outskirts of Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. That's one of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa that has made good progress in reducing child mortality. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave in Borneo. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip here. Razis Nasri hide caption

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Razis Nasri

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

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Once called the "Dutchmen" because of their large noses and large bellies, proboscis monkeys live only in Borneo. Ecosystems that have a lot of diverse animals, like this monkey, also tend to have a lot of diverse viruses. Charles Ryan hide caption

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Charles Ryan

Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise

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From left: A scene from the video of a car crash test; illustration of a mosquito transmitting the Zika virus; a menstrual shed in Nepal. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/YouTube; BSIP/UIG via Getty Images; Poulomi Basu/Magnum Emergency Fund hide caption

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A patient is pictured at a camp for diarrhea patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Among the past nominations for untold story: the need for vaccines to prevent "severe, deadly diarrhea" in this part of the world. Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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A young woman is tested for HIV at a health clinic in Uganda. During the presidency of George W. Bush, the U.S. substantially ramped up spending on HIV/AIDS programs abroad — a commitment that retains strong bipartisan support to this day. Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Takes Office At A Pivotal Moment For Foreign Aid

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