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Experts Examine Implications Of ‘Deep’ Statistical Uncertainty In TB Decision Making By Policymakers, Clinicians, Others

Center for Global Development: Managing “Deep” Uncertainty in Global Health: The Case of TB Testing Rachel Cassidy, CGD non-resident fellow, and Charles Manski, board of trustees professor at Northwestern University, address the implications of statistical uncertainty for decision making in global health, examining the case of TB testing and treatment…

Congo’s Neighbors Step Up Ebola Surveillance; Total Of 177 Confirmed, Probable Cases

Bloomberg News: Ebola Threat Heightens Surveillance in Congo’s Eastern Neighbors “Rwanda and Uganda increased surveillance at their borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo, where instability is heightening the risk of an Ebola outbreak spreading. … Insecurity and the spread of the virus toward the Ugandan frontier led the World…

Environmental Surveillance Key To Eradicating Polio, Preventing Outbreaks Of Other Infectious Diseases

The Conversation: Sewage surveillance is the next frontier in the fight against polio Marisa Eisenberg, associate professor of complex systems, epidemiology, and mathematics; Andrew Brouwer, research investigator in epidemiology; and Joseph Eisenberg, professor and chair of epidemiology, all at the University of Michigan “…Epidemiologists typically detect polio transmission based on…

WHO Calls On Countries To Scale-Up Investments To Eliminate Hepatitis

World Health Organization: WHO urges countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis “Ahead of World Hepatitis Day (28 July), WHO calls on countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in disease elimination. A new study by WHO, published…