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A rare, brain-damaging virus that experts consider a possible epidemic threat has broken out in the state of Kerala, India, for the first time, infecting at least 18 people and killing 17 of them, according
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I spent 12 hours at a hospital in the heart of Brooklyn — and saw what the future of medicine could look like
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