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UNICEF Commends DRC’s Ebola Response, Notes Ongoing Vigilance Needed

UNICEF: DRC Ebola epidemic ends, but ongoing vigilance is essential to keeping children safe from future outbreaks — UNICEF “The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) [on Tuesday] announced the end of the Ebola virus epidemic, eleven weeks after its declaration in the Province of Equateur, in…

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Al Jazeera: Cancer patients in Yemen struggle to survive as options diminish (Gupta, 7/25). BBC News: Making a drama out of a TB crisis (Sherriff, 7/25). The Guardian: Alarm as Ugandan politicians back plans for compulsory HIV testing in schools (Okiror, 7/26). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: New challenges to eradicating…

Yemen Risks New Cholera Epidemic In Warmer Months, Save The Children Warns

Al Jazeera: Yemen ‘on brink of new cholera epidemic,’ charity warns “Thousands of people in Yemen could be affected by a new wave of deadly cholera in the coming weeks, an international charity says. In a press release on Thursday, U.K.-based Save the Children warned the hot summer months are…

Johns Hopkins ‘Clade X’ Simulation Shows How Outbreak Could Spread

Business Insider Australia: A leading medical institution created a simulation that shows how a new disease could kill 900 million people — and it reveals how unprepared we are “…On May 15th, when the [Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Security] ‘Clade X’ simulation was played out real-time, the people…

DRC Begins Using Experimental Ebola Vaccine In Effort To Stem Outbreak In Conflict Zone

Axios: Congo trying to stem Ebola outbreak with experimental vaccine “The Democratic Republic of the Congo started using an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus [Wednesday] after identifying it as the virulent Zaire strain. The latest outbreak has spread to a conflict region and is suspected of killing at…