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Plague, tularemia topic of meeting

A public health expert will answer questions about the increased risk of tularemia and plague during a community meeting at Vista Grande Community Center, #15 Madera Road, in Sandia Park today from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

A burial team in protective gear carries the body of woman suspected to have died from the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, on Saturday. (Abbas Dulleh/The Associated Press)

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

An effective vaccine would not in itself be enough to stop the outbreak, but it could give important protection to the medical workers who are central to the effort

Scientists trace earliest history of HIV

LOS ANGELES – Long before scientists discovered its role in a mysterious disease affecting gay men and intravenous drug users, the world’s most virulent strain of HIV had already begun its grim career in Belgian colonial Africa, according to new research.