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MMWR Discusses CDC’s Efforts To Address Recent Typhoid Fever Outbreak In Harare, Zimbabwe

Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Notes from the Field: Typhoid Fever Outbreak — Harare, Zimbabwe, October 2017-February 2018 Hammad S. N’cho, Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and colleagues discuss the CDC’s efforts to address…

DRC Ebola Outbreak Grows Amid Concerns Over Election Anxiety, Misinformation

CIDRAP News: DRC Ebola total climbs to 644 led by spike in Katwa cases “In daily updates [since Thursday], the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) health ministry reported 19 more Ebola cases in five locations, though most were from Katwa, one of the latest outbreak hot spots. In other…

Report Examines Funding, R&D, Challenges Of Developing, Deploying Vaccines For Emerging Infectious Diseases

GlobalData: Vaccines for Emerging Infectious Diseases: Funding, R&D, and Global Partnership Strategies “Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are characterized by unpredictable incidence and clinical patterns that pose unique challenges for vaccine development. As outbreaks of Ebola virus, Zika virus, and other EIDs have occurred in the past decade, drug developers and…