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Increased Temperatures May Play Role In Spread Of Dengue In India, Study Says

Scroll.in: Explained: How rising temperatures might be helping dengue to spread through India “Even as several parts of India are in the grip of severe dengue outbreaks, a team of researchers has found clues about why the mosquito-borne disease might be spreading through the country faster than before. The answer…

PMI Highlights Upcoming Sessions At ASTMH 2017

PMI: President’s Malaria Initiative at ASTMH 2017 This post highlights PMI-supported symposia, scientific sessions, and poster presentations scheduled for the 66th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), which will take place November 5-9 in Baltimore (10/27).

Gates Foundation Official Highlights Research Efforts To Address Onchocerciasis

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Innovation: Taking the Neglect out of Neglected Diseases, Part II Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses innovative research for onchocerciasis treatments and references a blog post he wrote last year on the topic. In his more…

Climate Change Negatively Impacting Health Worldwide; Global Action Needed, Lancet Study Says

CNN: 2,100 cities exceed recommended pollution levels, fueling climate change “Climate change is already affecting the health of populations around the world, but things are set to get worse if adequate changes aren’t made, according to an international consortium of climate experts…” (Senthilingam, 10/30). The Guardian: Climate change already bringing…

Deforestation Patterns Could Help Predict Future Ebola Outbreaks, Researchers Show

The Guardian: Research breakthrough raises hope of predicting future Ebola outbreaks “Scientists studying links between the Ebola virus and deforestation have made a breakthrough that could lead to the development of an early warning system for outbreaks. Existing research into how the disease could be spread from animals to humans…

Efforts To Predict Next Zoonotic Disease Outbreak Likely To Fail, Researchers Say

The Atlantic: Is It Possible to Predict the Next Pandemic? “…Sick of being perpetually caught off guard, some scientists want to fully catalogue all viral threats, and predict which are likely to cause tomorrow’s outbreaks. The PREDICT project has been doing that for eight years; with $100 million in funding…

HIV Drug Resistance Could Lead To Resurgence Of Epidemic, Researchers Warn

HealthDay News: Are HIV and AIDS Poised for a Comeback? “The advent of powerful drugs in the mid-1990s brought remarkable gains in survival for HIV patients who had access to the medications. But a team of experts now warns that the global HIV pandemic continues and is at risk of…

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