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Philippines Announces Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Without Case

New York Times: Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease “The Philippines on Thursday announced an outbreak of polio, 19 years after the World Health Organization declared the Southeast Asian country free of the infectious disease. Health Secretary Francisco Duque said government scientists have confirmed the…

Opinion Piece Outlines 5 Steps To Help Identify, Treat Patients With MDR-TB

Scientific American: Five Interventions for Treating Multidrug-Resistant TB Ifeanyi Nsofor, medical doctor, CEO of EpiAFRIC, and director of policy and advocacy at Nigeria Health Watch “…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an oral combination for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). … This novel drug combination could be…

FDA Authorizes Marketing Of Rapid Diagnostic Test For Ebola

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: FDA allows marketing of first rapid diagnostic test for detecting Ebola virus antigens “[Thursday,] the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) to detect Ebola virus antigens (proteins) in human blood from certain living individuals and samples from certain…

New York Times Profiles Outcomes Of USAID-Supported Research To Predict Ebola Outbreaks

New York Times: You’re Swabbing a Dead Gorilla for Ebola. Then It Gets Worse. “…Scientists [who] were trying to predict human Ebola outbreaks by detecting them first in apes and other forest animals … recently published a study in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B detailing 12…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Malawi fights tsetse flies, disease after wildlife relocated (Jali, 10/30). Associated Press: U.N.: More than 7 million malaria cases in Burundi outbreak (10/30). Borgen Magazine: Keheala: Tackling TB in Kenya Through Tech (Ross, 10/29). Devex: A ‘super framework’ for climate migration isn’t on the way (Lieberman, 10/29). Los…