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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Efforts To End Tuberculosis, Improve Treatment Adherence

The Lancet: End the tuberculosis emergency: a promise is not enough Editorial Board “…The Lancet Commission on tuberculosis recommended actions for meeting global [tuberculosis (TB)] targets. Latent tuberculosis must be diagnosed and treated, Gene Xpert technology deployed worldwide to determine drug susceptibility, point-of-care diagnostics scaled up to minimize treatment delay,…

WHO Committee Extends Ebola Emergency Declaration; European Regulators Recommend Experimental Vaccine For Approval; DRC Outbreak Slows But Response Funding Short

CIDRAP News: WHO advisors extend Ebola emergency; European regulators conditionally approve vaccine “In a pair of major Ebola developments [on October 18], an emergency committee for the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended extending the public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) for the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of…

WHO Reports Kingdom Of Eswatini Reduces TB Incidence By More Than Half

WHO: Hope restored in the Kingdom of Eswatini as tuberculosis incidence reduced by more than half “…Once labeled the country with the world’s highest TB incidence, the Kingdom [of Eswatini] has turned the tide and reduced the scourge by more than half. … In 2011, the Government of Eswatini declared…

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…

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…