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September 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The September 2014 WHO Bulletin includes an editorial on the Ebola outbreak, a perspective piece on vaccine safety, and news and research articles on various topics  (September 2014).

Number Of Dengue Cases In Manila, Philippines, Down 75%, Official Says

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Dengue cases in Philippine capital down by 75 pct: official “Dengue cases in Metro Manila, Philippines, significantly declined in the first eight months of this year due to massive clean-up activities and information campaign, a senior government official said Wednesday…” (9/10).

Dengue Outbreak In São Paulo Exacerbated By Drought

Wall Street Journal: Drought-Stricken São Paulo Battles Dengue Fever Outbreak “Inhabitants of this megacity [São Paulo, Brazil], suffering through the worst drought in decades, have unwittingly contributed to an outbreak of dengue fever by storing scarce water in open containers. The tropical mosquito-borne virus, which often results in high fever,…

Dengvaxia Effective Only Among People Previously Infected With Dengue, Sanofi Announces

Bloomberg: Dengue Vaccine Only Helps Those With Prior Infection, Sanofi Says “Sanofi said its dengue vaccine only helps people who’d been previously infected with the virus, cutting the value of its stockpiles in yet another setback for a product whose ambitions keep being scaled down…” (Fourcade/Paton, 11/30). CNN Philippines: Drug…

WHO Supports Decision By Philippines To Halt Dengue Vaccine Use Amid Safety Concerns

NPR: Vaccine Safety Concerns Shut Down Immunization Campaign In Philippines “The world’s only vaccine against dengue has hit a roadblock, and this complication is causing some countries to restrict use of the vaccine. Sanofi Pasteur, the French company that manufactures the shot, raised new safety concerns last week about the…

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Agence France-Presse/FOX Business: Sanofi Urges Philippines to Lift Dengue Vaccine Suspension (12/11). Reuters: Philippine senator criticizes “reckless disregard” in dengue vaccine program (Lema, 12/11). The Guardian: The billionth treatment for river blindness — photo essay (Robertson, 12/12). New York Times: They Fled Boko Haram, Only to Be Raped by Nigeria’s…

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Al Jazeera: Yemen could be ‘worst’ humanitarian crisis in 50 years (1/5). Global Health NOW: Uncovering Advantages of the New Typhoid Vaccine (Simpson, 1/3). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Tuberculosis on the political agenda (Holt, January 2018). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Priorities for Peter Sands and the Global Fund (Burki, January…

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Devex: Q&A: Rich Stearns of World Vision U.S. on the role of advocacy, faith, persistence in development (Cheney, 1/10). The Guardian: ‘One guy took a cutlass’: gay women at greater risk of violence in Ghana (Bowman, 1/10). HuffPost: Children With Baffling Seizure Disorder Face Uncertain Future In Northern Uganda (Martell,…