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Michaeleen Doucleff

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Scientists Report Headway In Hunt For Dengue Vaccine

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dengue sickens millions of people each year, and there's no cure. Now scientists have found powerful antibodies that stop the virus. Their discovery offers a road map to develop a simple vaccine.

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Endless Ebola Epidemic? That's The 'Risk We Face Now,' CDC Says

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dr. Thomas Frieden visits West Africa this week to assess the fight against Ebola. His goal? Figure out how to keep the disease from turning into a permanent problem.

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Is HIV Evolving Into A Weaker Virus?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

In parts of southern Africa, HIV has picked up mutations that slow down its ability to grow inside a person's blood. That's a good sign. But will it be enough to make a difference in the epidemic?

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Ebola In The Air: What Science Says About How The Virus Spreads

Monday, December 01, 2014

Turns out, Ebola is transmitted through the air, but it's not very good at spreading through the airborne route. What in the heck does that mean? We dig into the science to clear up the kerfuffle.

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How Dogs Understand What We Say

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

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Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

Friday, November 28, 2014

Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.

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Plague Outbreak In Madagascar Spreads To Its Capital

Friday, November 21, 2014

Madagascar reports hundreds of plague cases each year. Health officials are concerned that this year's outbreak could grow rapidly now that it has reached a densely-populated city.

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India Quarantines Ebola Survivor Because Of Infectious Semen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ebola can linger in semen for months after a person recovers from the disease. So survivors are typically given condoms and a stern warning. But India is being more cautious.

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Dangerous Deliveries: Ebola Leaves Moms And Babies Without Care

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

When a pregnant woman catches Ebola, the fetus and amniotic fluid are flooded with the virus. The ripple effects of these dangerous deliveries could be more catastrophic than Ebola itself.

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How Bacteria In The Gut Help Fight Off Viruses

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rotavirus kills more than a half-million kids around the world each year. Now scientists have evidence that the secret to stopping it is hiding in the trillions of bacteria of our microbiome.

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How 'The Hot Zone' Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola's History

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Do people with Ebola actually cry tears of blood? What happens if the U.S. Army thinks you might have Ebola? We catch up with science writer David Quammen to discuss truths and myths about the virus.

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From 'Big Jues' To 'Tay-Tay Water,' A Quick Guide To Liberian English

Friday, November 07, 2014

An NPR reporter found that Liberian English is ... kind of like English and kind of like nothing you've heard before. Just stick an "o" at the end of a phrase if you're happy, and you're on your way.

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How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed

Friday, October 31, 2014

There's potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.

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No Hand-Washing, Spotty Temperature-Taking At Liberia's Airport

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Ebola screening of airline passengers departing from Monrovia was not operating like a well-oiled machine Monday.

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American Volunteers In Liberia Are Anti-Quarantine

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

They fear that the threat of isolating a returning health worker for 21 days will cause a drop in the number of volunteers at a time when more medical staff is needed to quash the outbreak.

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Fashion Police: Why Are You Wearing Rubber Boots In Liberia?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Like most people in Monrovia, our correspondent is constantly washing her hands with chlorinated water. But her booted feet are drawing strange looks.

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What's My Risk Of Catching Ebola?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Folks in the U.S. are in a panic about catching Ebola. Let's just say, you're more likely to be eaten by a shark. The situation in Liberia, however, is starkly different.

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Plane Of Good Samaritans: Why Fly To (And From) West Africa

Monday, October 20, 2014

On the plane to Monrovia, our NPR correspondent saw the best of human nature in the passengers on board. Almost all of them were headed to Liberia to lend a helping hand.

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Empty Clinic Beds Don't Necessarily Mean Fewer Ebola Patients

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Buried in the bad news about Ebola, was a chart from the World Health Organization showing that the number of new Ebola cases in Liberia has been declining. There could be several reasons for that.

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No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

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