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FILE - A woman is injected by a health care worker, left, as she takes part in an Ebola virus vaccine trial, at one of the largest hospital's Redemption hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 2, 2015.

Researchers: Ebola Vaccine for Apes Protects Humans Too

Researchers say the Ebola vaccine has been shown to work well in mice; next to undergo the study are rhesus macaque monkeys More

Ebola patient Beatrice Yardolo, center, surrounded by Chinese military health workers, as she leaves the Chinese Ebola treatment center were she was treated for the Ebola virus infection  outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia,  March 5, 2015.

Video Liberia's Almost Last Ebola Patient Grateful but Still Grieving

Beatrice Yardolo tells VOA that despite her fame, life is still a struggle as she waits for government's promise of support to arrive More

FILE - A health care worker, right, takes the temperatures of school children for signs of the Ebola virus before they enter their school in the city of Conakry, Guinea.

Report: Ebola Far Deadlier for Young Children

Joint study by WHO, Imperial College London finds lower infection rates in children, but babies, toddlers who get disease have far slimmer chance of survival More

A burial team wearing protective clothing, remove a body of a person suspected of having died of the Ebola virus, in Freetown September 28, 2014.

Unsafe Burials Perpetuate Ebola in Sierra Leone

It is believed that against all medical advice, some people in the nation continue to bury the dead themselves, bringing them into contact with the virus More

FILE - A female Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria Parasite in People

New study finds that parasite that causes disease produces an odor which attracts mosquitoes More


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Aid Group: Poor Global Response Worsened Ebola Epidemic

Doctors Without Borders issues critical analysis of global response to the crisis, worst Ebola outbreak in history
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Guinea Continues Ebola Fight, Despite Challenges

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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.