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U.S. CDC, Uganda Partnership Helps Nation Quickly Detect Disease Outbreaks

NPR: How Fast Can An Outbreak Be Detected? “…Since 2010, a first-of-its-kind program has helped Ugandans quickly detect and respond to deadly viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) — like Ebola, Marburg, Rift Valley fever, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. It’s run by the Ministry of Health, the Uganda Virus Research Institute, and…

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Christian Science Monitor: For doctor in Congo’s overlooked conflict, ‘crisis fatigue’ isn’t an option (Brown, 3/22). Devex: More bad news: Does the media really impact how the aid sector works? (Anders, 3/22). Devex: Q&A: What does 2018 hold for the fight against TB? (Pallares, 3/23). The Guardian: Paraguayan rape victim,…

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Associated Press: WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations (3/21). The Atlantic: The Blesser’s Curse (Khazan, 3/22). CNN: Anemia doubles risk of death for pregnant women, study finds (Wu, 3/20). Deutsche Welle: International development: Poor data hold back human progress (Niranjan, 3/22). Devex: Why governments tiptoe around the…

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ABC RN Breakfast: The end of epidemics (Kelly, 3/20). Associated Press: Fake Hepatitis B vaccines found at Ugandan health facilities (3/19). Devex: Progressing the SDGs: What are the barriers and solutions to national implementation? (Cornish, 3/19). Devex: Challenging terrain slows Papua New Guinea earthquake response (Rogers, 3/19). The Economist: Non-antibiotic…

WEF Calls For Disease Outbreak Preparedness Among Health, Travel, Tourism Industries

Xinhua News: WEF urges experts to be ready for next global outbreak of infectious disease “The World Economic Forum (WEF) said Wednesday that in today’s globalized world, a pathogen can travel from a remote village to major cities on all continents in under 36 hours, urging health, travel, and tourism…

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1A: How Prepared Is The World For A Major Epidemic? (Johnson, 3/15). Al Jazeera: Sierra Leone: Ebola survivors ‘not getting help’ they need (Idris, 3/18). The Atlantic: Fixing the World’s Oldest Health Problem (Newkirk, 3/16). BBC News: In Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, a doctor’s battle: ‘We will stay until the end’…

World Must Prepare Now For Future, Yet Unknown, Global Disease Outbreaks

The Hill: 100 years after the influenza pandemic — are we prepared for another epidemic? Richard Hatchett, CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) “…Now 100 years [after the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic], our capacity to protect ourselves is vastly improved but we are still remarkably vulnerable to…

MMWR Article Discusses Recent Yellow Fever Cases Among Travelers To Brazil, Recommends Vaccination

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Fatal Yellow Fever in Travelers to Brazil, 2018 This MMWR article discusses recent yellow fever cases, including fatalities, among international travelers to Brazil. The authors recommend travelers to Brazil obtain yellow fever immunizations and note, “Clinicians assessing returned travelers should be aware of yellow…