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China Announces New Case Of Plague Unrelated To Cases Reported Last Week In Beijing

Associated Press: China diagnoses 3rd case of bubonic plague “China says a 55-year-old man has been diagnosed with bubonic plague after killing and eating a wild rabbit, adding to two plague cases already discovered in the capital Beijing. … On Nov. 12, two patients also from Xilingol League were diagnosed…

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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…

Number Of New Ebola Cases In DRC Outbreak Remains Low, Consistent, But Violence Challenges Response; SADC Health Ministers Form Joint Ebola Task Force

Al Jazeera: More Ebola patients being treated in DR Congo “Violence and mistrust are contributing to the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But health workers say despite the challenges, fewer people are getting sick and many are now being treated…” (11/11). Health Policy Watch: Violence Against…

Drug Makers File With European Medicines Agency For Regulatory Approval Of Investigational Ebola Vaccine; WHO Notes Fluctuating Pattern Of Disease Transmission In DRC Outbreak

CIDRAP News: European regulators consider 2nd Ebola vaccine “Bavarian Nordic [Thursday] announced that it and its partner Janssen Pharmaceuticals, part of Johnson & Johnson, have submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for approval of their investigational two-dose Ebola vaccine regimen. The news comes as one new Ebola…

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Associated Press: Chinese company in vaccine scandal declared bankrupt (11/8). CNN: First native Zika cases in Europe confirmed as experts warn climate change could bring more (Picheta, 11/7). Homeland Preparedness News: KSU-developed model accurately predicted Ebola spread into Uganda (Galford, 11/7). IPS: Nearly Half of Nepali Children Still Malnourished (Awale,…