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Venezuela’s Economic Meltdown, Health System Collapse Causing Disease Resurgence Domestically, In Neighboring Nations

Wall Street Journal: Venezuela’s Health Crisis Is Crossing the Border “Contagion from Venezuela’s economic meltdown is starting to spread to neighboring countries — not financially, but literally, in the form of potentially deadly diseases carried among millions of refugees. The collapse of Venezuela’s health system has turned what was once…

Media Outlets Report On Results Of Various Ebola Treatment, Vaccine Studies Presented At ASTMH Meeting

Becker’s Hospital Review: 3 experimental Ebola vaccines prove promising, researchers find (Cook, 10/31). CIDRAP News: U.N. calls down international law in DRC Ebola outbreak (Soucheray, 10/31). Homeland Preparedness News: Durable immune response found under three experimental Ebola vaccines (Galford, 10/31). New York Times: In Congo’s Ebola Outbreak, Experimental Treatments Are…

More News In Global Health

CGTN: Faces of Africa — Compassion Without Borders ( Episode 1): Africa Is Calling (10/25). CGTN: Faces of Africa — Compassion Without Borders ( Episode 2): The Battle Against Ebola (Omondi, 10/30). Christian Science Monitor: Documentary gives an honest look at how one country responded to crisis (Brown, 10/30). The…

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Approves Resolution Calling For Immediate Halt To Attacks On Ebola Response Workers In DRC, Expressing ‘Great Concern’ Over Outbreak

Associated Press: U.N. demands immediate halt to attacks in Ebola areas in Congo “The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday called on armed groups jeopardizing the response to an Ebola outbreak in Congo to immediately halt their attacks, expressing ‘great concern’ at the potential regional spread of the often deadly virus.…

Violence In DRC Continues To Hinder Ebola Outbreak Response

The Guardian: Wave of rebel attacks leads to surge in DRC Ebola cases “A wave of attacks by rebels and militia on health officials fighting the latest Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is leading to a surge in reported cases as the response to the lethal disease weakens…”…