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Egypt Experiences Unexplained Increase Of Avian Flu Cases Since Fall

New York Times: Egypt’s Avian Flu Surge Lacks an Explanation “Cases of H5N1 avian flu have been surging in Egypt since the fall. Egypt has now passed Indonesia as the country with the most human cases in total since the virus was first found in Hong Kong almost 20 years…

Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins In Sierra Leone

New York Times: Sierra Leone: Ebola Trial Begins “Researchers began vaccinating volunteers in Sierra Leone with an experimental Ebola vaccine in a study officially begun on Monday. The trial, the third to begin in the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola, is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control…

Global Development Efforts Important In Interconnected World

Huffington Post: The Price of Development and the Cost of Inaction Kanayo F. Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) “…Three billion people live in the rural areas of developing countries, and those areas are also home to three-quarters of the world’s poor and hungry. Why should…

Guinea Confirms 9 New Ebola Cases In Southwest Region

Reuters: Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases near border with Sierra Leone “Guinean authorities have confirmed at least nine new cases of Ebola in the southwest region of Forecariah near the border with Sierra Leone, the area hardest hit by the year-old outbreak, a senior health official said on Thursday…”…

Brazil Using Soldiers To Educate São Paulo Neighborhoods About Dengue Control

Wall Street Journal: Brazil City Calls In Army to Fight Dengue “Brazil’s biggest city has called in the army to help combat a deadly outbreak of dengue fever that has sickened hundreds of thousands of people nationwide. Soldiers will next week begin going door-to-door in some of São Paulo’s hardest-hit…

CGD Blog Post Commends U.S. Support For Establishment Of African CDC

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Bravo to the U.S. for Supporting Africa’s Own Center for Disease Control Mead Over, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses and lauds the U.S. agreement to support the establishment of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (4/17).

USAID Blog Posts Discuss Progress Made In West Africa To End Ebola Epidemic

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Road to Redemption: How One Liberian Hospital is Recovering from Ebola Carol Han, press officer with the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, discusses the experience and progress of Redemption Hospital, one of Liberia’s largest government-run facilities, in its efforts to end and recover from the Ebola epidemic (4/17).…