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Nearly All Cholera Epidemics Originate In Asia, Bacterial Genome Studies Show

Science: Asia is the cradle of almost every cholera epidemic, genome studies show “…By sequencing and comparing hundreds of bacterial genomes, [scientists] have shown that all of the explosive epidemics of cholera in Africa and the Americas in the past half-century arose after the arrival of new strains that had…

Repurposing Existing Products Could Speed Up Drug, Vaccine Development

STAT: How to speed up drug and vaccine development during a public health crisis Michelle L. Rose, principal consultant, and Claudia K. Fehling consultant, both with Halloran Consulting Group “…The entire process [of drug and vaccine development], from basic research to Food and Drug Administration approval, averages about 10 years…

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…

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