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Researchers Genetically Modify Mosquitoes To Resist All Dengue Types

HealthDay: Researchers Alter Mosquitoes to Resist Dengue Infection “Mosquitoes that can’t be infected by or spread dengue virus have been created by scientists. The researchers genetically engineered the mosquitoes to be resistant to all four types of dengue, a mosquito-borne virus that’s a significant global health threat. … The findings…

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AP: Australian wildfire smoke stokes health fears in cities (McGuirk, 1/15). Devex: Leprosy lives on in Nigeria, 20 years after its ‘elimination’ as a public health problem (Unah, 1/15). DW: Using smartphone tech to improve maternal health in Uganda (Yiga, 1/14). Forbes: Children Are Disappearing In Bangladesh (Ferguson, 1/14). Global…

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Devex: Preventing deaths from advanced HIV disease: Highlights from ICASA 2019 (12/19). IPS: Q&A: Initiative Starts Mental Health Sessions for Bangladeshi Garment Workers (Sadeque, 12/19). Reuters: Water around Rio Tinto’s Madagascar mine is high in lead, uranium — study (Reid, 12/20). Science: 2019 Breakthrough of the Year (Multiple authors, 12/19).…

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BBC: Malnutrition — you can be fat or thin (12/19). Becker’s Hospital Review: 4 notable outbreaks in the last decade (Bean, 12/18). Bloomberg: Partners In Health Co-Founder Dr. Paul Farmer on Fighting Ebola in Africa since 2014 (Westin, 12/18). Devex: Better together: Caribbean unites to tackle poor-quality medicines (12/19). Devex:…

Dengue Thriving In War-Torn Yemen, Health Workers Say

Reuters: Dengue fever finds breeding ground in war-weary Yemen “…Mosquito-borne dengue is the latest challenge facing Yemenis who have endured almost five years of a conflict that has killed thousands, pushed millions to the brink of famine, and caused major cholera outbreaks. … Medical staff in Yemen said the disease…

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CIDRAP News: Samoa extends measles emergency (Schnirring, 12/16). Devex: Q&A: Local leadership is ‘only hope’ for SDGs, says mayor of Sierra Leone’s capital (Cheney, 12/17). The Independent: Gabon becomes 70th country to make gay sex illegal (Savage, 12/14). Infection Control Today: Quick Hit: A Conversation With Anthony Fauci, MD: What…

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BBC: How Africa will be affected by climate change (12/15). Devex: Is the world ready for an HIV vaccine? (Jerving, 12/16). Health Policy Watch: Leveraging Urban Leaders To Battle NCDs — Healthy Cities Partnership Expands To 70 (Fletcher, 12/12). NBC: Child marriage is a global scourge. Here’s how Ethiopia is…

Lancet Publishes Articles On Dengue Outbreaks In Latin America, Asia

The Lancet: Dengue in the Americas: Honduras’ worst outbreak (dos Santos et al., 12/14). The Lancet: The dengue epidemic in Bangladesh: risk factors and actionable items (Mamun et al., 12/14). The Lancet: The dengue epidemic and climate change in Nepal (Pandey/Costello, 12/14). The Lancet: Vaccine-attributable severe dengue in the Philippines…

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AP: Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals (Neergaard, 12/4). BBC: Air pollution in Nairobi leaves Kenyan children struggling to breathe (Serwanjja, 12/4). Devex: In wake of safeguarding scandal, IPPF approves organizational overhaul (Edwards, 12/5). Devex: Q&A: WASH business: A mixed business model in waste-to-value (Ravelo, 12/5). Devex: Q&A:…

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AP: Amnesty: Yemen’s disabled are neglected, and suffering (Debre, 12/3). The Guardian: Mosquitoes bring ‘mystery illness’ to the mountain villages of Nepal (Pattisson/Sedha, 12/3). The Guardian: ‘My dignity is destroyed’: the scourge of sexual violence in Cox’s Bazar (Marsh, 12/3). Reuters: U.N. to deliver food aid to 4.1 mln in…