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Ebola Lives On in Survivors’ Eyeballs and Testicles

West Africa's Ebola epidemic is over, but shocking new science suggests that tens of thousands of survivors could still be carriers.


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The Disease Detective Who Speaks the Truth About Epidemics

In the wake of Ebola and the Zika outbreak, a new book maps out the best, smartest ways to combat man’s greatest killers.


Is Jim Kim Destroying the World Bank — or Saving it From Itself?

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A Plea to Presidential Candidate Christie: Please Stop Talking About Zika

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