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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks about the government's Ebola response from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Oct. 29, 2014.

Obama: US Can’t Seal Itself Off From Ebola

President says that as America continues to help stem outbreak at its source, it cannot expect to remain immune to cases of disease at home More

FILE - A researcher injects DNA material onto a laboratory dish.

Scientists Pinpoint Genetic Origins of More Than 20 Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers now closer to finding better treatments for range of diseases, including multiple sclerosis, juvenile diabetes, lupus and arthritis More

FILE - A Philippine health worker assists a colleague with protective suits and equipment during the "One Nation, One Direction for EBOLA Prevention" training at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine hospital in Alabang, Muntinlupa, south of Manila.

Global Infection Outbreaks Rise over Past 30 Years

Communicable illnesses range from exotic, including Ebola, to more common strains of influenza, hepatitis, tuberculosis More

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks during a news conference following her visit to the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Accra, Ghana, Oct. 29, 2014.

US Vows Sustained Ebola Response

Ambassador to UN says White House committed to reversing tide of deadly infections More

U.S. Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer (L) and Customs Border Protection (CBP) Supervisor Sam Ko conduct pre-screening measures on a passenger arriving from Sierra Leone at O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 5 in Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 16, 2014.

US Airlines Point to Additional Problems of any Ebola Travel Ban

Airline officials note that even under travel ban, they may not be able to determine where passenger set out from, as there are no direct flights from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone More


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Multimedia Beijing Wants Home Ebola Quarantine for Some Travelers

Officials say people returning to Beijing from affected regions will have to undergo temperature checks at airport and will be sent to hospital for tests if their temperature exceeds 37.3 C
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Video Ebola Misery in Liberia's Capital Monrovia

Frontline workers are facing serious risks with at least 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola
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WHO: Pyongyang's Ebola Travel Ban Unnecessary

Global health organization says it does not recommend travel bans, doesn’t recommend border closures
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Audio Discoverer of Ebola Credits 'Perfect Storm' for Epidemic

Dr. Peter Piot says a cure for the virus may come too late for current outbreak
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Dallas Nurse Declared Ebola-free

Amber Vinson, released from an Atlanta hospital, is second of two American nurses who became infected while treating a Liberian man who died of the disease in Texas three weeks ago
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Does Ebola Reveal WHO Shortfalls?

Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response says new agency needed for infectious diseases
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Video US Issues New Ebola Guidelines for Health Workers

Announcement comes as Obama administration clashes with state governments that have imposed quarantines on doctors, nurses who have been in Ebola zones
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Video Study: Cocoa Extract Improves Memory in Older Adults

Test subjects showed greater blood flow to a part of the brain associated with memory and performed better on certain tests
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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.