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Death Toll In DRC Ebola Outbreak Surpasses 500, Health Minister Says

Al Jazeera: Ebola death toll in DR Congo passes 500: Health ministry “More than 500 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but a vaccination program has prevented thousands more deaths, the country’s health minister said…” (2/9). CBC Radio: ‘Whack-a-mole’ Ebola outbreak…

More News In Global Health

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Coke and CDC, Atlanta icons, share cozy relationship, emails show (Judd, 2/6). CIDRAP News: More Ebola reported from Katwa hot spot (Soucheray, 2/6). Devex: Q&A: Lessons from Australian aid’s disability inclusion program (Cornish, 2/7). IRIN: In rural Pakistan, ‘worst drought in years’ drives displacement and hunger (Shaikh/Tunio, 2/6).…

Trump Announces Plan To End AIDS In ‘United States And Beyond’ In SOTU Speech; Experts Say Goal Achievable While Some Remain Skeptical About Administration’s Record

The Atlantic: Stopping HIV Would Require an Entirely Different Trump “The grand gesture of commitment to an implausible health goal is a State of the Union tradition. … On Tuesday night, Donald Trump championed ending AIDS in the United States. ‘My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the…

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Agence France-Presse: On World Cancer Day, professor hails ‘tremendous progress’ made so far (2/4). Al Jazeera: U.N. warns of health risks for Iraqi children in deadly winter (Matheson, 2/5). Associated Press: Brazil institute: Potential health crisis from dam breach (Jeantet, 2/5). Bloomberg: Ebola Fears Take Monkey Meat Off the Menu…

NIH-Supported Scientists Develop New Tool To Count Cells In HIV Reservoirs

National Institutes of Health: NIH-Supported Scientists Develop Tool to Measure Success of HIV Cure Strategies “Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a new assay to accurately and easily count the cells that comprise the HIV reservoir, the stubborn obstacle to an HIV cure. This advance will…

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