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A U.S. doctor in a protective suit in Liberia adjust that of a colleague before entering an Ebola treatment unit in Monrovia in this photo released Sept. 16, 2014.

WHO Updates Guidelines on Ebola Protective Gear

Officials say current Ebola outbreak shows choice of PPE is much less important than the way it is used More

Hearth workers cover the body of a man suspected of dying from the Ebola virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia on Oct. 31, 2014.

Ebola Studies Help Demystify Vulnerability to Virus

Researchers provide more clues into why some are gravely sickened by Ebola, while others appear to become only mildly ill More

A sign requesting people to come have their temperature taken is seen at the entrance to the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, Oct. 26, 2014.

In China, Mixed Signals on Ebola Controls

How authorities are monitoring at-risk individuals remains unclear, including whether there are quarantines for Chinese health workers returning from West Africa 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.