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Decline In Measles Vaccine Coverage Contributes To Global Resurgence, Experts Say

NIH: Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease “In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States, when no sustained transmission of the virus was seen in this country for more than 12 months. Today, however, the United States and many…

Yemen Facing Growing Cholera Outbreak, Aid Agencies Warn

The Guardian: Mounting concern over cholera health crisis in Yemen “Yemen is facing a massive resurgence of cholera in what was already one of the world’s worst outbreaks, with more than 137,000 suspected cases and almost 300 deaths reported in the first three months of this year. With well over…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: Ebola infects 17 more in DRC outbreak (Schnirring, 4/17). The Guardian: Teenage girls most at risk amid rising sexual violence in El Salvador — report (Murray, 4/17). SciDev.Net: ‘Climate change threatens 19 million Bangladeshi kids’ (Shaikh, 4/18). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Donkeys deliver vaccines in Mali as diseases spike…

DRC President Calls On Population To Trust Health Care Workers In Ebola Outbreak; U.K. Development Secretary Urges Nations To ‘Step Up’ Financial Support

Associated Press: Congo’s leader sets Ebola outbreak end date after 800 deaths “Congo’s president said Tuesday that he wants an Ebola virus outbreak that already has become the country’s second-deadliest contained in less than three months, although some health experts estimate it could take twice as long…” (Maliro, 4/16). CIDRAP…