In today's news roundup, the Philippines battles a dengue outbreak, author Toni Morrison passes away, Venice puts a limit on big boats, and dry weather in Thailand has made a lost temple reappear.
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Congo is struggling with deadly outbreaks of Ebola and measles. The country knows how to deal with these diseases, but confusion and violence are making it difficult to get the situation under control.
The first program to vaccinate children against malaria has begun in Malawi. The new medicine only protects about 40% of the people who get the vaccine, but that is still a huge improvement.
Violence and natural disasters are making it harder to deal with serious diseases in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique, putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk.
Measles cases are on the rise in the US, with nearly 80 cases reported in January. The governor of Washington state says the measles outbreak there is an emergency.
Denmark has begun building a 43-mile (70-kilometer) fence along the border that separates it from Germany. The goal isn't to keep people out. It's to keep out a pig-like animal called a wild boar.
Scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia may have discovered a new test for cancer. If it works, their discovery could allow doctors to test for cancer more quickly and perhaps find cancers earlier.
If you are traveling, it's a good idea to wash your hands often - especially after you go through airport security. The plastic trays are a great way to spread illnesses.
Measles is a deadly disease that doctors and scientists know how to control. But now, many kids are missing important shots, and thousands of people are getting sick.