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Blog Post Discusses Outbreak Preparedness, PATH Report On U.S. Global Health Security Leadership

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Analysis: Commitment to global health research, training, investment is critical to U.S. interests Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses disease outbreak preparedness, including a recently released report from PATH outlining “a series of strategic and investment recommendations to maximize…

Global Health ‘Inextricably Linked’ To Individual, National, International Security

Devex: Opinion: The intersection between global health and security Eric Goosby, professor of medicine and director of global health delivery and diplomacy at the Institute for Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco “…Over the past decade, countries, and the global health community at large, have begun…

DW Explores Impact Of Climate Change On Vector-Borne Disease Spread

Deutsche Welle: Vector-borne diseases: Climate change’s role in spreading them “…For insects and their viruses, a few degrees of average global warming would probably not make much of a difference. But unusual seasonal weather conditions can. Such events open a window of opportunity for vector-borne diseases – and due to…

Washington Post Follows CDC, Congolese Scientists As They Investigate Monkeypox

Washington Post: Chasing A Killer “…Over the past year, reports of monkeypox have flared alarmingly across Africa, one of several animal-borne diseases that have raised anxiety around the globe. The Congolese government invited CDC researchers here to track the disease and train local scientists. Understanding the virus and how it…

Media Outlets Continue To Report On Plague Outbreak in Madagascar

BBC: Why plague caught Madagascar unaware “There have been more than 1,800 cases and 127 deaths [in Madagascar] since the start of August, according to new figures. The island off the south-east coast of Africa is used to seeing about 400 cases of mostly bubonic plague in the same rural…

Understanding Difference Between Pandemics, Epidemics Critical To Preparedness Efforts

CIDRAP: COMMENTARY: Pandemic preparedness and missed opportunities Michael T. Osterholm, director of CIDRAP “…[The PATH report released last week] … generates some confusion about preparing and responding to pandemics versus preparing and responding to epidemics. … It seems we’ve lost an understanding of the difference between a pandemic and an…

Deforestation Patterns Could Help Predict Future Ebola Outbreaks, Researchers Show

The Guardian: Research breakthrough raises hope of predicting future Ebola outbreaks “Scientists studying links between the Ebola virus and deforestation have made a breakthrough that could lead to the development of an early warning system for outbreaks. Existing research into how the disease could be spread from animals to humans…

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