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The Atlantic Examines Global, U.S. Disease Outbreak Preparedness

The Atlantic: The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready? “…On average, in one corner of the world or another, a new infectious disease has emerged every year for the past 30 years: MERS, Nipah, Hendra, and many more. Researchers estimate that birds and mammals harbor anywhere from 631,000 to…

DRC Ebola ‘Outbreak Is Not Over,’ WHO DG Warns

Reuters: “We are still at war” with Ebola — WHO chief “The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday cautioned against declaring victory too early in Congo’s Ebola epidemic, despite encouraging signs that it may be brought under control. ‘The outbreak is stabilizing, but still the outbreak is…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: Rift Valley fever sickens 10 in Kenya, triggers response (Schnirring, 6/12). Devex: Ghana PPP pilots breakthrough insecticide to fight mosquito resistance (Pallares, 6/12). The Guardian: ‘My body, my choice’: Argentina moves closer to legal abortion with key vote (Kim, 6/13). Inter Press Service: Project Population: Addressing Asia’s Aging…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Q&A: How is Ghana engaging corporations in malaria control? (Pallares, 6/11). Devex: The 2 women entrepreneurs tackling maternal mortality in Nigeria (Rotinwa, 6/11). Devex: What South Sudan’s increasingly fragmented war means for aid delivery (Mednick, 6/12). The Guardian: ‘We no longer die in childbirth’: how Indian villages saved their…

Venezuela Records First Case Of Polio Nearly 30 Years After Eradicating Disease

Agence France-Presse: Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades “Polio has been reported in Venezuela, a crisis-wracked country where the disease had been eradicated decades ago, the Pan-American Health Organization reports…” (6/9). Daily Telegraph: Venezuela hit by first case of Polio since 1989 as country falls deeper into crisis “In…

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