Topic: Contagious and Infectious Diseases

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  • In Pictures Monitor photographers in Africa

    Two young girls come back from gathering firewood on the outskirts of "Mugungu 2" refugee camp in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The refugees have been displaced by a war going on in the Congo since 1998 that has killed more than 3 million people.

  • Phoenix dust storm makes for dangerous driving and delays flights (Video)

    Phoenix dust storm makes for dangerous driving and delays flights (Video)

    Phoenix dust storm: The dust wall was about 3,000 feet high, said Austin Jamison, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Visibility was down to less than a quarter-mile in some areas.

  • In South Africa, Michelle Obama helps rebuild trust and wows the young women

    In South Africa, Michelle Obama helps rebuild trust and wows the young women

    Many South Africans dislike what they see as US unilateralism. Mrs. Obama's visit is an attempt to remind South Africans of shared history and common goals.

  • In Pictures Rascally raccoons

    Intelligent, omnivorous, and highly adaptable, the raccoon originated in North America and now is found in Europe, the Caucasus, and Japan. The mammal is known for its mask-like facial markings and dexterous hands, here holding a jar of pilfered peanut butter.

  • Bill Gates: $4 billion vaccine pledge historic

    Bill Gates: $4 billion vaccine pledge historic

    Bill Gates calls it historic first that poor nations will get same child vaccines as rich nations. Bill Gates's foundation pledges more than $1 billion toward effort.

  • Tony Awards big winners: 'Book of Mormon,' 'War Horse'

    Tony Awards big winners: 'Book of Mormon,' 'War Horse'

    Tony Awards: On a night when the hilariously profane 'The Book of Mormon' reigned supreme, the famously troubled 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' got attention both positive and negative at Sunday's Tonys.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 06/08

    Children practice during a ballet class at the Croatian National Theatre in the Adriatic port of Split.

  • E. coli's economic impact on Europe, by the numbers

    E. coli's economic impact on Europe, by the numbers

    The European Union is planning to offer €150 million ($220 million) in aid to European farmers who have suffered huge financial losses since the outbreak in early May of E. coli in northern Germany. The agricultural industry across Europe took a hit when inability to determine the source of the outbreak caused fear of consuming fresh produce. The question now: Is €150 million enough to make up for their losses? Here are the five countries most severely affected by the crisis.

  • Opinion Tyrants in Africa: little states, big problems

    If we can’t promote democratic values and responsive governance in microstates like Djibouti and Swaziland, we have no business attempting nation-building elsewhere.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 06/06

    Military police and rescue workers investigate a partially-submerged DHL cargo plane that crashed just off the coast of Libreville, Gabon. The plane's nose is buried in shallow water near a major high school. Authorities at the scene said the four-man crew survived and had been taken to a local hospital.