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Blog Post Highlights Importance Of Understanding Interconnectedness Of Agriculture, Global Health

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: Global Health & Global Agriculture: Emerging Diseases and Agriculture’s Expanding Footprint Marcus Glassman, research associate with the Chicago Council’s Global Food and Agriculture Program, writes, “[A]s populations swell and agriculture’s footprint sprawls, there are some real, and serious, public health consequences,”…

Small Percentage Of People Infected With Ebola Considered ‘Superspreaders,’ Responsible For 61% Of Cases In West Africa, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Small percentage of people spread most Ebola cases: study “Most of the people infected with Ebola in the West Africa epidemic that began in 2014 got sick through contact with a small number of ‘superspreaders’ with the disease, researchers said Monday…” (2/13). International Business Times: Sierra Leone: Ebola…

Data Transparency, Accountability ‘Vital’ To Addressing Global Health Threats

Huffington Post: Greater Transparency Called for in Global Health Security Jonathan D. Quick, senior fellow at Management Science for Health (MSH) “No More Epidemics is calling on all countries to publish their completed assessments of national capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to epidemic threats, known as the Joint External…

New CDC Quarantine Rules Would Enhance Agency’s Ability To Contain Outbreaks, Some Experts Say, But Raise Fears Among Others

FrontPageAfrica: Center For Disease Control New Laws May Restrict Liberian Travelers “…Travelers from Liberia including business owners and aid agencies could come under immense scrutiny should another Ebola-like communicable disease hit the country under a new and more robust regulation being undertaken by the U.S. Centers For Disease Control (CDC).…

PLOS Blog Explores Recent Yellow Fever Outbreaks In Africa, Brazil

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Yellow Fever Global Whack-a-Mole Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy, editors in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, discuss the recent rise in vector-borne neglected tropical diseases, focusing on the recent outbreaks of yellow fever in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Brazil (2/2).

Gates Foundation’s Trevor Mundel Discusses CEPI In Scientific American Podcast

Scientific American: Rapid-Response Vaccines for Epidemic Outbreaks In this podcast, “Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Gates Foundation, talks to Scientific American Editor-in-Chief Mariette DiChristina about the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the efforts to create vaccine platforms for rapid responses to epidemics…” (DiChristina/Mirsky, 1/30).

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