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Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel Fear
September 4, 1985 at 12:00 AM EDT
5020323785Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel FearBy 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.1985-09-04 18:00:00disabled1967244047true112932Ebola’s spread hastens preparations for vaccine testingAn Ebola vaccine may be ready for human testing as early as next week. Though the vaccine is in its first stage of testing with humanas, it showed favorable results in an infected monkey. Gwen Ifill learns more from Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.2014-08-28 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/453821278-320x196.jpg23653154664B1TdwRby2w112922WHO announces $490 million plan for fighting Ebola’s spreadThere have been 3,000 cases of Ebola virus confirmed in the current outbreak, but the World Health Organization forecasts that the total number could top 20,000 and spread to 10 additional countries. In response, the agency is rolling out a $490 million plan over the next nine months to stem the outbreak. Gwen Ifill reports.2014-08-28 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ebola1-320x196.jpg2365315437ygOBWrK_yUk112190American doctor speaks out about his Ebola recoveryThe 33-year-old American doctor Kent Brantley was infected with the Ebola virus while working in a hospital in Liberia, but has reportedly made a full recovery. Standing alongside the medical team that treated him in Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, Brantley recalled the month-long battle for his life. Judy Woodruff has the story.2014-08-21 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/eboladoctor-320x196.jpg2365311939j3L0zRK_sCk
By 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.
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