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People suspected of having Ebola await treatment outside a hospital near Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 24, 2014. More than 10,000 people have been infected with the virus, the World Health Organization reported.

Ebola Death Toll Nears 5,000 as Virus Advances

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FILE - Dr. Felicity Hartnell, an Oxford University researcher, injects former nurse Ruth Atkins, a volunteer in an experimental Ebola vaccine program, in Oxford, England, Sept. 17, 2014.

Expert Says Ebola Vaccine Development Takes Time

Few firms will invest heavily in developing drug that benefits small number of people More

Map of Ghana, Africa

Ghanaian Authorities Struggle to Contain Cholera Outbreak

More than 7,000 people have been infected with cholera in Ghana’s capital, Accra, since June, 57 of whom died More

Dr Felicity Hartnell, who is a clinical research fellow at Oxford University, holds a vial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola in Oxford, England  Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014. A former nurse will be the first of 60 healthy volunteers in the UK who will receive the vaccine. The vaccine was developed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and GlaxoSmithKline and targets the Zaire strain of Ebola, the cause of the ongoing outbreak in West Africa. A trial of the same vaccine has already begun in the U.S.  (AP Photo/Steve Parsons/Pool)

WHO Ramps-up Ebola Vaccine Trials

One million doses could be available by end of 2015 More

President Barack Obama hugs Dallas nurse Nina Pham as her mother Diane looks on, Oval Office, Washington, Oct. 24, 2014.

Multimedia US Nurse ‘Cured of Ebola,’ NIH Says

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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.