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CIDRAP News: WHO highlights ongoing hospital MERS outbreak threat (Schnirring, 8/8). Devex: Doing it for the kids: Engaging youth to help lift burden of NCDs (Politzer, 8/10). Fortune: Why Measles Is Back in the Americas (Laursen, 8/9). The Guardian: Salt not as damaging to health as previously thought, says study…

CDC Report Discusses Zika-Associated Birth Defects, Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities In Exposed Infants

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Vital Signs: Zika-Associated Birth Defects and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities Possibly Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection — U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, 2018 Marion E. Rice, ORISE fellow in the Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders at the National Center on Birth Defects and…

Papua New Guinea Confirms 3rd Polio Case, 55 Suspected

Radio New Zealand: Third PNG polio victim confirmed — 55 suspected cases “…Three cases are now confirmed [in Papua New Guinea]; two in Morobe province in June and July and the latest a three-year-old boy from Mulitaka in Enga Province. The WHO says there are also 55 suspected cases. PNG’s…

Chinese Vaccine Maker Began Falsifying Data In 2014, State Media Reports

Reuters: Scandal-hit Chinese vaccine maker Changsheng started falsifying records in 2014: Xinhua “Changsheng Bio-technology Co. Ltd., a vaccine maker at the center of a safety scandal in China, began falsifying production records for its rabies vaccine in April 2014, state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. … China launched sweeping…

IntraHealth International, Partners Announce 5-Year, $48.5M Project Aimed At Improving Health Service Access For Rwandan Mothers, Children, Adolescents

IntraHealth International: New $48.5 Million Project in Rwanda to Bring High-Quality, Integrated Health Services to Moms, Babies, and Youth “Through a new five-year, $48.5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, a consortium led by IntraHealth International will collaborate with the Rwanda Ministry of Health to reduce preventable…

CDC Continues To Work With Countries Toward Hepatitis B Elimination

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC works with countries to identify children infected with hepatitis B virus and generate the evidence for hepatitis B vaccine birth dose introduction Anna Akua Minta, pediatric infectious disease doctor and epidemiologist with the CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discusses U.S. efforts to help ensure countries follow…

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Associated Press: U.N. adopts guidelines aimed at speeding aid to North Korea (Lederer, 8/6). Financial Times: Nigerian food sector commits to nutrient fortification (Pilling, 8/5). Reuters: Libyan cancer clinic relies on donors to treat patients (al-Sahli et al., 8/6). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Feature — DIY tests for HIV beat stigma…

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