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CIDRAP News Provides Update On DRC Ebola Outbreak

CIDRAP News: Ebola infects 4 more in DRC as death prompts testing in Uganda “In the latest developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ebola outbreak, the health ministry reported four new cases, as details emerged about a suspected Ebola death that triggered a swift response in Uganda,…

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Philippines Declares Widespread Measles Outbreak, Urges Parents To Vaccinate Children

Agence France-Presse: Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak “A growing measles outbreak in the Philippines killed at least 25 people last month, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a scare over an anti-dengue fever vaccine…” (7/2). BBC News: Measles outbreak declared in Philippines “…As…

Death Toll In DRC Ebola Outbreak Surpasses 500, Health Minister Says

Al Jazeera: Ebola death toll in DR Congo passes 500: Health ministry “More than 500 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but a vaccination program has prevented thousands more deaths, the country’s health minister said…” (2/9). CBC Radio: ‘Whack-a-mole’ Ebola outbreak…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights KFF Issue Brief On Ebola, Other Recent Pieces On Foreign Assistance, Zika

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: What we’re reading: Unprecedented Ebola challenges call for unprecedented responses, good investments and more Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer at “Science Speaks,” discusses several global health-related articles and releases addressing various topics, including a Kaiser Family Foundation issue brief on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic…

Investment In, Prioritizing Diagnostics Vital To Containing Ebola, Other Outbreaks

Nature: Where are the Ebola diagnostics from last time? Lieselotte Cnops, postdoctoral researcher in the neglected tropical diseases unit at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, and colleagues “…Diagnostics are fundamental to containing outbreaks. Without such tests, it is impossible to trace whether people with the disease have infected others, whether…