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Associated Press: U.N. aid official: Yemeni rebels blocking food for thousands (Michael, 6/25). Associated Press: Brazil says deaths from dengue up 163% in first half of year (6/24). Axios: Trying to eradicate malaria around the world (O’Reilly, 6/24). Devex: The impact of Mozambique’s cyclones on its HIV population (Jerving, 6/25).…

Portable, Rapid Diagnostic Test For Yaws Could Reignite Eradication Efforts

The Telegraph: ‘A forgotten disease’: the diagnostic test which could revive the battle to eradicate yaws “A rapid diagnostic test to identify yaws, a debilitating skin disease which affects thousands of the world’s poorest children, could reinvigorate efforts to eradicate the illness, experts say…” (Newey, 6/21).

More Than 1,500 Dead In DRC Ebola Outbreak, Health Officials Say

Medical Xpress: Ebola death toll breaks 1,500 mark in DRC “More than 1,500 people have died in a nearly 10-month-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said Monday. As of Sunday, 1,506 people have died out of 2,239 recorded cases, it said…” (6/24). Additional…