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FILE - In this Saturday, July 13, 2019, file photo, a health worker wearing protective suit enters an isolation pod to treat a patient at a treatment center in Beni, Congo DRC. The World Health Organization and other partners said Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, they are creating a global emergency stockpile of about 500,000 vaccines of Ebola vaccine to help stamp out any future outbreaks of the disease.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

Ebola vaccines stockpiled against future outbreaks

Jan. 12, 2021 4:57 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization and partners said Tuesday they are creating a global stockpile of Ebola vaccines to help stamp out future outbreaks. In a statement, WHO, Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said they were...

FILE - In this July 13, 2019, file photo, health workers wearing protective suits tend to an Ebola victim kept in an isolation tent in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo. The task of vaccinating millions of people in poor and developing countries against COVID-19 faces monumental obstacles, and it's not just a problem of affording and obtaining doses. Rumors flew about the Ebola vaccines, including the idea they were meant to kill people, said Dr. Maurice Kakule, an Ebola survivor who worked in vaccination campaigns. Similar suspicions are spreading about the COVID-19 vaccine, he said. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

Wars, instability pose vaccine challenges in poor nations

Dec. 27, 2020 8:02 AM EST

DAR MANGI, Pakistan (AP) — Arifullah Khan had just administered another polio vaccine when the gunfire blasted from the nearby hills. “It happened so suddenly. There was so much gunfire it felt like an explosion,” he said, recalling details of the attack five years ago in Pakistan’s...

Fabian Leendertz, a biologist who specialized in emerging diseases at the Robert Koch Institute, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Falkensee, near Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

WHO to sift Chinese samples, data in hunt for virus origins

Dec. 15, 2020 2:51 PM EST

FALKENSEE, Germany (AP) — A German scientist who is part of a small team of experts assembled by the World Health Organization to investigate the origins of the coronavirus says they plan to sift through samples and medical data from China to help determine where the bug first jumped from animals to humans...

FILE - In this July 25, 2013, file photo Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. President-elect Joe Biden is filling out his administration with key picks for his national security and foreign policy teams. Mayorkas will be nominated as the secretary for the department of homeland security. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ex-Homeland Security official Mayorkas returns under Biden

Nov. 23, 2020 5:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency created after the Sept. 11 attacks but reshaped by President Donald Trump to carry out his hardline immigration and law enforcement agenda. Biden on Monday announced the nomination...