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U.S. Global Health Spending Supports Nation’s Security, National Academies Report Says

ScienceInsider: Global health spending good for U.S. security and economy, National Academies say “If a serious infectious disease blossomed across the globe today, the U.S. death toll could be double that of all the casualties suffered in wars since the American Revolution. Those two million potential American lives lost to…

Death Toll In Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Reaches 180 People, ICRC Reports

NPR: Why A Man Is On An IV In His Car Outside A Hospital In Yemen “On Monday, authorities in Yemen declared a state of emergency due to a sharp rise in cholera deaths. … From Aden, Yemen, Dominik Stillhart, director of global operations at the International Committee for the…

Ebola Outbreak Reported In Remote Northeastern Region Of DRC

The Atlantic: The Confusion Over the New Ebola Outbreak “The Ebola virus has emerged again in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and brought along two of its primary symptoms: confusion and misinformation. Earlier [Friday] morning, the World Health Organization announced that on May 11, the Ministry of Health of the…

Houthi Shiite Rebels Declare State Of Emergency Over Cholera Outbreak In Yemen’s Capital

Agence France-Presse/France 24: Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak “Authorities in Sanaa, which is controlled by Shiite rebels, have declared a state of emergency in the Yemeni capital, where a deadly outbreak of cholera has spread rapidly…” (5/15). Bloomberg: Yemen’s Houthis Declare Health Emergency After Cholera Outbreak “…Cholera…

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