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Johns Hopkins University Simulation Tests Disease Outbreak Readiness, Response

Gizmodo: We’re Not Ready for the Next Pandemic “If the seeds of a pandemic illness were planted tomorrow, how would the world fare? Well, according to a simulation carried out on Friday by Johns Hopkins University, the answer is: terribly…” (Cara, 10/18). The Telegraph: Disease X dummy run: World health…

National, International Leaders Must Take Action To Prepare For Disease Outbreaks, Global Health Security Index Authors Write

Global Health NOW: No Country is Fully Prepared for High-Consequence Infectious Disease Outbreaks Jennifer Nuzzo, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and Elizabeth Cameron, vice president of Global Biological Policy and Programs at the Nuclear Threat Initiative “…Results from our GHS Index published [October 24] demonstrate…

Philippines Officials Announce 4th Polio Case Since Re-Emergence Of Disease In September

Xinhua: Philippines confirms 4th polio case since outbreak in September “The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a fourth polio case in the country, saying that another child has tested positive for the disease in the southern Philippines. Health Secretary Francisco Duque said in a statement late Tuesday that…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: U.N. aid chief: Over 11 million Syrians need humanitarian aid (Lederer, 11/14). Borgen Magazine: 6 Neglected Tropical Diseases the WHO has Under Control (Rasmussen, 11/14). Devex: Q&A: How to overhaul community health for improved global outcomes (11/14). The Guardian: Rabies breakthrough offers fresh hope in battle against deadly…

Samoa Declares Emergency Over Measles Outbreak After Unvaccinated Children Die

Associated Press: Samoa shuts schools, declares emergency as measles kills 6 “Samoa has closed all its schools, banned children from public gatherings, and mandated that everybody get vaccinated after declaring an emergency due to a measles outbreak that has so far killed six people…” (Perry, 11/18). Reuters: Samoa declares state…

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