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Associated Press: Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK’d (Johnson, 7/20). BBC News: Ebola: How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks (Golding, 7/23). The Guardian: Zika epidemic sheds light on Brazil’s ‘invisible children’ (Boseley, 7/20). The Guardian: Fifty years on, and Catholics are still in turmoil over…

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Bloomberg: Ebola Eludes Drug Testing Once More as Outbreak Tapers Off (Fourcade/Kresge, 7/19). Devex: In South Africa, ATM pharmacies help fill a massive shortfall (Fallon, 7/20). The Lancet: Changes to dolutegravir policy in several African countries (Nakkazi, 7/21). SciDev.Net: Brazil suspects leprosy spreads through armadillos (de Oliveira Andrade, 7/19). Science:…

Science Examines Use Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine In DRC Outbreak

Science: Congo’s Ebola outbreak is all but over. Did an experimental vaccine help? “…The quick end to this outbreak — after 53 cases in Équateur province, 29 of which were fatal — is a striking contrast to the Ebola epidemic that devastated West Africa from 2014 to 2016 … [A]…

Antibodies In Ebola Survivors’ Blood Are ‘Promising Candidates’ For Therapy Development, NIH-Supported Study Shows

NIH: Broadly acting antibodies found in plasma of Ebola survivors This NIH news release discusses results from research supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) examining antibodies found in the blood of Ebola survivors. The news release states, “The researchers conclude that these broadly neutralizing antibodies…

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CIDRAP News: Uganda reports Rift Valley fever outbreak (Schnirring, 7/17). Health24: Motsoaledi blames lack of sex ed in schools after latest HIV figures (Sehoai, 7/18). HuffPost: Where Shoes Are A Luxury, A Nightmarish Disease May Be Lurking (Gardner, 7/17). IRIN: In Conversation With: George Okoth-Obbo, head of operations at the…

Ebola Survivors May Experience Ongoing Neurological, Psychological Symptoms, Study Shows

CIDRAP News: Study details neuro, psychological problems in Ebola survivors “Depression, headaches, and insomnia are just some of the often debilitating symptoms Ebola survivors may experience, according to a clinically based survey of post-Ebola syndrome (PES) published [Wednesday] in Emerging Infectious Diseases…” (Soucheray, 7/11). Becker’s Hospital Review: Many Ebola survivors…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Studies Examining Impacts Of Ebola, Zika Infections

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Reports add to findings of Ebola, Zika impacts Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses two studies published online this week in the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal. One study examined neurological damage among Zika-affected infants, and the other study looked at lasting neurological…

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The Guardian: Teenager at center of Kenyan court case over botched abortion has died (Ratcliffe, 7/10). Homeland Preparedness News: Research initiative targets Ebola virus (Clark, 7/9). Reuters: ‘Clear evidence of humanitarian need’ in North Korea: U.N. aid chief (Smith, 7/11). U.N. News: Achieving targets on energy helps meet other Global…

Bolstering, Maintaining Infrastructures, Supply Chains Key To Improving Health

Washington Post: If we really want to eradicate diseases such as Ebola, we need a new strategy Heidi Morefield, Ph.D. candidate in the history of medicine at Johns Hopkins University “…[T]he turn toward high-tech solutions for distribution of vaccines has overshadowed the more pressing issue: the need to solve the…

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