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3 reasons why the U.S. hasn’t restricted flights to and from...

Despite the worst Ebola outbreak in history in West Africa, U.S. officials vow to continue airline flights from West Africa. Learn three reasons why.
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U.S. companies work on coronavirus vaccine

Several U.S. drug companies are hard at work developing a vaccine to fight the coronavirus that is spreading around the world.
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Nobel scientists: Genetically modified foods save lives

An open letter signed by 109 Nobel Prize winners calls on governments around the world to approve genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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The facts about Ebola: What you need to know

These are the key facts about Ebola you need to know to help stop the deadliest outbreak in history from spreading — and to support the relief effort.

This simple act can help protect you against Ebola

Washing your hands can help protect you from catching Ebola. That's because the virus spreads through contact with bodily fluids (sweat, vomit, diarrhea, urine,...

2019 novel coronavirus: Know the symptoms [infographic]

The 2019 novel coronavirus is infecting people around the world. Here are the symptoms to look out for if you think you might have been exposed.
Man standing in front of house holding mask (© Kathy Tsai)

Meet the U.S. scientist who invented the N95 mask filter

Peter Tsai created the material for N95 masks in the early 1990s. Never did he expect his invention would save millions of lives during a pandemic.
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Hundreds of millions in U.S. foreign aid to combat COVID-19

The U.S. is the world's leader in humanitarian assistance. See how U.S. funding is strengthening countries' responses to the new coronavirus.
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Lebanon takes out the trash

The streets of Beirut are finally getting cleared of the heaps of trash that have mounted ever since Lebanon’s largest landfill closed nearly a year ago.