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Jason Beaubien

Jason Beaubien appears in the following:

Polio Is Active In Only 3 Countries. Soon It Could Be Down To 2

Friday, June 26, 2015

Nigeria is one of three places where polio is still a problem. But there hasn't been a case in almost a year. So Africa is on the verge of being polio-free.

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North Korea Announces Cure For MERS (As If)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The drug can also allegedly wipe out AIDS and TB and just about every other disease. The state-run media announced the news, so exaggeration is to be expected.

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Why Ebola Won't Go Away In West Africa

Friday, June 19, 2015

Over the past few months, case tallies have dipped toward zero, only to bounce back up. Health officials worry the outbreak could never end if people keep hiding cases and dead bodies.

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Why MERS Is Likely To Crop Up Outside The Middle East Again

Sunday, June 14, 2015

It's unknown what triggers an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. But scientists think the virus comes from camels. So until we stop it in animals, MERS will continue to cause trouble.

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Behind The Story: What Made NPR Look Into Red Cross Efforts In Haiti?

Friday, June 05, 2015

The agency ran into problems in its response to Superstorm Sandy. Then came the Haiti earthquake. The Red Cross spent nearly half a billion. Our reporter wanted to find out: What did it accomplish?

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MERS In South Korea Is Bad News But It's Not Yet Time To Panic

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Fears that Middle East respiratory syndrome could sweep through the region seem to be overblown. But researchers say there's still a lot they don't know about the potentially fatal virus.

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New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Reveals Holes In Ebola Monitoring System

Friday, May 29, 2015

Back from a Liberia trip, the patient developed Ebola-like symptoms. One hospital sent him home. A few days later he ended up in an Ebola isolation ward and died. What went wrong?

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As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The problem has gotten so bad that some doctors are pondering a "post-antibiotic world." The World Health Organization says countries need to boost surveillance for resistance and develop new drugs.

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WHO Calls For $100 Million Emergency Fund, Doctor 'SWAT Team'

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The World Health Organization isn't ready for the next pandemic or international health crisis, so the agency's leader is calling for major reforms. But will the changes be enough?

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She's Got One Of The Toughest Diseases To Cure. And She's Hopeful

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a growing problem. It's spread through the air. It can kill you. And it's incredibly difficult to treat. But a program in Peru shows that the disease can be cured.

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Eyes In The Sky: Foam Drones Keep Watch On Rain Forest Trees

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The autopilot toy planes, equipped with cameras, help conservationists detect illegal logging and mining earlier in the remote parts of the Amazon basin.

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They're Going Door To Door In The Amazon To See Why People Get Sick

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon, researchers are in the midst of an extensive health census. The study could be key to figuring out the impact of mercury used in illegal mining.

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Who Did This To Peru's Jungle?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

When the price of gold skyrocketed, illegal miners flooded into the country's Amazon basin, eager to find even the tiniest bits of the precious metal. Trees and villagers have paid a price.

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What Should Liberia Do With Its Empty Ebola Treatment Units?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Now that Liberia is Ebola-free, it has to figure out what to do with 21 Ebola treatment units built during the outbreak.

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It's Like The Story Of Job: Ebola Survivors Who Continue To Suffer

Friday, May 15, 2015

A mysterious set of medical complications plagues some survivors: joint pain, vision loss, rashes. Doctors aren't sure why it's all happening. But they have a name for it: post-Ebola syndrome.

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Ebola Outbreak Is Over In Liberia, Continues In Sierra Leone, Guinea

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia which caused so much panic, death and devastation is officially over. What are the country's plans to rebuild its health care system?

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Forget Brunch. Liberians Crown 'Mothers Of The Year'

Sunday, May 10, 2015

On Mother's Day, a Liberian mom might get a tiara and a title. And on Day 2 of Liberia's Ebola-free status, people were thrilled to add hugs to their tribute.

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Block By Block, Health Workers Lead Liberia To Victory Over Ebola

Saturday, May 09, 2015

People accused them of making everyone sick and threw water at them. But community volunteers pushed on, knocking on doors to stop the virus's spread. On May 9, Liberia was declared Ebola-free.

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As Ebola Leaves Liberia, Measles Makes A Forceful Comeback

Friday, May 08, 2015

Ebola put the country's immunization program on pause. Now officials are launching a nationwide vaccination campaign to stop the largest measles outbreak the country has seen in years.

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You Don't Want To Mess With An Angry Mother

Monday, April 20, 2015

Phyllis Omido's toddler had a mysterious ailment. After doctors came up with a diagnosis, she set out to shut down a Kenyan polluter. Now she's won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work.

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