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2014 Brought Advances, Setbacks in Battling Diseases

Researchers and doctors made advances in battling Ebola and treating other deadly viruses in 2014, but the fight against other diseases — those treated with antibiotics — suffered a major setback. Throughout the year, health workers labored to care for Ebola patients in West Africa while scientists fast-tracked treatments and anti-Ebola vaccines. Some are already in clinical trials. Others will be in early 2015. The number of new infections is slowing, but until that number gets to...

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