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Al Jazeera: ‘Rat fever’ threatens thousands after Indian state’s worst floods (Saberin, 9/3). CIDRAP News: DRC: More confirmed Ebola cases in Beni, Mabalako (Soucheray, 9/4). Deutsche Welle: Wars killed 5 million African children over 20 years, says study (8/31). Devex: What you need to know from Stockholm World Water Week…

U.S. Must Continue To Invest In Disease Outbreak, Pandemic Preparedness

STAT: Securing the U.S. from its most dangerous invader: infectious disease Ashley Arabasadi, health security policy adviser at Management Sciences for Health “…[W]hat investments must we make to keep America — and the world — safe from infectious disease epidemics? First, it’s imperative to continue funding the overseas operations of…

U.N. Warns Of New Wave Of Cholera In War-Torn Yemen

Xinhua/New China: Feature: Fear of new cholera wave rising in war-torn Yemen “Fear of a possible third deadly wave of cholera is rising in Yemen, as a public hospital in Sanaa is receiving over 60 suspected cases of the epidemic each day, mostly children. The United Nations humanitarian agencies have…

Scientists Call For Infrastructure Investments In Central Africa, As Rapid Growth Could Make Region More Vulnerable To Infectious Disease Outbreaks

NIH: Rapid development in Central Africa increases the risk of infectious disease outbreaks “The Central Africa region is experiencing rapid urbanization, economic growth, and infrastructure development. These changes, while generally positive and welcome, also make the region more vulnerable to explosive infectious disease outbreaks, according to an international group of…

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CIDRAP News: WHO highlights ongoing hospital MERS outbreak threat (Schnirring, 8/8). Devex: Doing it for the kids: Engaging youth to help lift burden of NCDs (Politzer, 8/10). Fortune: Why Measles Is Back in the Americas (Laursen, 8/9). The Guardian: Salt not as damaging to health as previously thought, says study…

DRC Begins Using Experimental Ebola Vaccine In Effort To Stem Outbreak In Conflict Zone

Axios: Congo trying to stem Ebola outbreak with experimental vaccine “The Democratic Republic of the Congo started using an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus [Wednesday] after identifying it as the virulent Zaire strain. The latest outbreak has spread to a conflict region and is suspected of killing at…

Ebola Vaccinations Begin Among Health Workers In DRC; Conflict Complicating Prevention Efforts

Associated Press: Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo’s latest deadly outbreak “Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday for Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives…” (Maliro/Petesch, 8/8). Deutsche Welle: Ebola vaccinations begin in DR Congo to combat latest outbreak “…An experimental vaccine is being used…

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