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FILE - A health worker injects a woman with an Ebola vaccine during a trial in Monrovia, Feb. 2, 2015.

Liberia Urges Ebola Survivors to Abstain from Sex Beyond Recommended Period

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FILE - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia

Battling Nightmare Infections: US CDC's Plan to Beat Supberbugs

White House tells CDC to slash rates of infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria by 2020 as part of plan to prevent patient deaths, curb overuse of antibiotics More

FILE - President Barack Obama says that if medicines diminish in effectiveness because of increased resistance in bacteria, "we're going to have problems."

Obama Announces Plan to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

Program calls for better monitoring and diagnosing of bacteria-resistant strains and more research into new drugs More

FILE - Airbus A320 airliner.

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Veterinarians collect a sample from a hammer-headed fruit bat. (Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society)

Conservation Group Seeks Sources of Ebola Virus

Wildlife Conservation Society wants to find which animals harbor virus so efforts can be made to halt encroachments into human populations More


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VOA Documentary

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.