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Dr Felicity Hartnell, who is a clinical research fellow at Oxford University, holds a vial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola in Oxford, England  Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014. A former nurse will be the first of 60 healthy volunteers in the UK who will receive the vaccine. The vaccine was developed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and GlaxoSmithKline and targets the Zaire strain of Ebola, the cause of the ongoing outbreak in West Africa. A trial of the same vaccine has already begun in the U.S.  (AP Photo/Steve Parsons/Pool)

WHO Ramps-up Ebola Vaccine Trials

One million doses could be available by end of 2015 More

A carpenter makes new caskets for sale in New Kru in Monrovia, Liberia on October 22, 2014.

ActionAid: Many Unknown Ebola Cases

In hard-hit Liberia, officials struggle to determine number of infections More

Dr. Kent Brantly (L) treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia.

Experts to Test if Survivors' Serum Can Help Ebola Patients

Scientists hopeful treatment with antibodies in blood of Ebola survivors can help infected patients fight off deadly disease; clinical trial begins next month in Guinea More

President of Guinea Alpha Conde, center, listens as the heads of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank discuss the Ebola outbreak at the World Bank in Washington, Oct. 9, 2014.

Guinea President Calls on Retired Doctors to Help Fight Ebola

Alpha Conde says Guinea is at war with Ebola and during a time of war, no one retires; he asks retired health care workers to think of themselves as soldiers More

FILE - A inmate sits in the multi-drug resistant tuberculosis [MDR-TB] ward in a prison hospital in the Siberian city of Tomsk, about 3,500 kilometers east of Moscow, Russia.

WHO: Alarming Increase in Multi-Drug Resistant TB

Urgent action called for to stop multi-drug resistant tuberculosis as new estimates show 9 million people developed tuberculosis last year, and 1.5 million died More


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