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A colored enhanced scanning electron micrograph of Burkholderia pseudomallei. These motile bacteria are the cause of melioidosis, a tropical disease spread through contaminated water and soil. The bacteria can infect the skin, causing inflammation and muscle aches, or the lungs, causing chest pain, cough and in some cases pneumonia. Eye of Science hide caption

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Adama Sankoh, 40 (center), who contracted Ebola after her son died from the disease late last month, stands with health officials the moment after she was discharge from Mateneh Ebola treatment center outskirt of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Alie Turay/AP hide caption

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Government health workers administer blood tests to check for the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In West Africa, Officials Target Ignorance And Fear Over Ebola

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