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Wolbachia-Infected Mosquitoes, Bed Nets With Combination Chemical Treatments Help Reduce Dengue, Malaria, Separate Studies Presented At ASTMH Meeting Show

Devex: Malaria: New chemical formulation for bed nets shows promising results “Long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets have been a lifesaving tool against malaria, but increased resistance against pyrethroids — the key chemical ingredient used — had researchers looking for alternatives or adjustments. Now, they may have found one. In a major…

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Associated Press: U.N. aid chief: Over 11 million Syrians need humanitarian aid (Lederer, 11/14). Borgen Magazine: 6 Neglected Tropical Diseases the WHO has Under Control (Rasmussen, 11/14). Devex: Q&A: How to overhaul community health for improved global outcomes (11/14). The Guardian: Rabies breakthrough offers fresh hope in battle against deadly…

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The BMJ: Polio outbreak: officials deny reports of cover-up in Pakistan (Yusufzai, 11/13). DW: German minister hails Bangladesh over birth control (Islam, 11/13). Devex: African scientists weigh in on the biggest obstacles to malaria control (Adepoju, 11/14). Devex: Q&A: How to overhaul community health for improved global outcomes (11/14). The…

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AFP: First case of dengue spread by sex confirmed in Spain (11/8). Associated Press: WFP chief vows more ‘aggressive’ action on sexual harassment (Michael, 11/12). Devex: Q&A: Monique Barbut gives the view from the Wise Persons Group (Chadwick, 11/12). Devex: Beyond recognition: Certifying quality maternal care in India (Espinosa, 11/11).…

Dengue, Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases On Rise Worldwide; Some Experts Blame Climate Change

Newsweek: Dengue, EEE, West Nile Virus among mosquito-borne diseases on the rise, as weather prolongs breeding season “…Diseases spread by mosquitoes are a problem worldwide. … One of the reasons for the sudden upswing in mosquito-borne illnesses could be climate change…” (Martin, 10/3). Washington Post: Dengue cases are surging around…

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Devex: Kenya learns from its neighbors with HPV vaccine rollout (Jerving, 10/4). The Lancet: Polio returns to the Philippines (Thornton, 10/5). NPR: After Hurricane Dorian, The ‘Wikipedia Of Maps’ Came To The Rescue (Lu, 10/3). The Telegraph: Saliva tests to diagnose malaria one step closer as researchers get £1m for…

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