Health

FILE - A sign is seen in front of the Yardville Elementary School in Hamilton Township, N.J., where a 4-year-old student died Thursday.

Respiratory Virus Linked to Four Deaths in US

The CDC said at least 500 people in 42 states and the District of Columbia have been sickened by the EV-68 virus More

Nurses wheel a patient in the emergency department at Al-Noor Specialist Hospital in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 30, 2014.

Reeling from Ebola, WHO Warns of MERS Risk to Africa

Group says vulnerable countries need to defend selves against possible spread of disease during annual Muslim Hajj journey, and in first half of 2015 More

FILE - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is seen speaking at a news conference.

World Bank Chief: Ebola Shows 'Deadly Cost' of Inequality

Speaking in Washington, Jim Yong Kim says poverty, lack of health infrastructure key reasons for quick spread of virus in parts of Africa More

FILE - An airport worker fuels a JetBlue plane on the tarmac of the John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Concerned, US Airlines Contact Government About Ebola

Airlines for America trade group is discussing actions government, CDC are taking to address health concerns More

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas Oct. 1, 2014.

Photogallery Texas Governor Says Children Had Contact with Ebola Patient

Rick Perry says health officials are keeping watch on as many as 18 people who came in contact with patient 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.