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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…

USAID Administrator Green, HHS Secretary Azar Discuss Ebola Outbreak Response; Cases Pass 2,180 As Conflict, Porous Borders Complicate Efforts

Bloomberg Law: Ending Ebola Outbreak Top U.S. Global Health Priority, Azar Says “Ending the latest Ebola outbreak that’s infected more than 2,000 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains a top global health priority, President Trump’s health secretary said June 17. ‘We are committed to seeing this battle…

Number Of Ebola Cases Spike Again In DRC; Uganda Approves 3 Experimental Treatments

Associated Press: Kenya patient free of Ebola, as Congo, Uganda fight outbreak “Kenya remains free from Ebola as test results show that a sick woman does not have the deadly hemorrhagic fever, while neighboring Uganda and Congo battle a stubborn outbreak of the disease…” (Odula, 6/17). CIDRAP News: Ebola case…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Need To Control Ebola Outbreak In DRC

Financial Times: Ebola outbreak demands more urgent attention Editorial Board “The World Health Organization has for a third time declined to declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which in the past week worryingly crept over the border into Uganda, a public health emergency — for technical…