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Universal Flu Vaccine Could Protect Against Seasonal, Pandemic Influenza Viruses

Scientific American: 100 Years after the Lethal 1918 Flu Pandemic, We Are Still Vulnerable Catharine I. Paules, medical officer in the Office of the Director at the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Anthony S. Fauci, director of NIAID “…[W]e must reexamine our approach to influenza…

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Public Health, Border Security Equally Important For U.S. National Security

Quartz: Health security is as important to America’s future as border security Dan Stinchcomb, chief scientific officer at Infectious Disease Research Institutes “…As the Trump administration and the Republican-led Congress begin discussing their next fiscal year federal budget, they have an opportunity to either reduce or increase the risk of…

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Myanmar Requests WHO Assistance In Addressing Swine Flu Outbreak; At Least 6 Dead, 30 Infected

Agence France-Presse: Myanmar seeks WHO help with deadly swine flu outbreak “Myanmar health authorities have asked the U.N.’s health agency for help to combat a deadly outbreak of swine flu that has sparked alarm in the commercial capital. At least six people have died and 30 more have been infected…

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WHO Reports 3 Unrelated MERS Outbreaks In Saudi Hospitals, 3 New Cases In UAE, Qatar

CIDRAP News: WHO reports 3 Saudi hospital MERS clusters, new cases in UAE, Qatar “The World Health Organization (WHO) [Tuesday] provided new details about three unrelated hospital MERS-CoV outbreaks that as of May 29 had infected 12 people, and Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) [Wednesday] announced five more cases,…

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Lancet Comment Piece Discusses Gaps In Global Pandemic Response, Recommendations To Strengthen Preparedness

The Lancet Global Health: Financing of international collective action for epidemic and pandemic preparedness Gavin Yamey, professor of the practice of global health at Duke University, and colleagues discuss the gaps in the global response to pandemics, “call for scaled-up financing of international collective action for epidemic and pandemic preparedness,” and…

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More Research Needed To Identify MERS Patients, Prevent Outbreaks, WHO Says

The Lancet: Research needed to prevent MERS coronavirus outbreaks “After a recent outbreak of MERS coronavirus was contained in Saudi Arabia, WHO calls for more research for a better control of the disease…” (Devi, 4/15).

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More Cooperation Among Wealthy, Developing Nations Needed To Prevent, Stop Infectious Diseases Outbreaks, Bill Gates Says

CNBC: We are vulnerable right now to a flu epidemic: Bill Gates “…Speaking to the BBC’s Today program, Bill Gates said that despite technological improvement, ‘we are a bit vulnerable right now’ to diseases that spread quickly. ‘There’s a lot of discussion right now about how we respond in an…

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Next Generation Can Help Stop Future Pandemics

Medium: Talking with the Next Generation about the Next Pandemic Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The vast majority of people alive today have never experienced a serious pandemic. While Ebola and Zika have raised awareness of the risks we face, few of…

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3 Key Interventions Can Improve Health Of Children Globally

Project Syndicate: Three Ways to Improve Child Health Anita Zaidi, director of the Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Tackling [pneumonia and diarrhea,] the two biggest killers of children worldwide, may seem daunting, but we have all the knowledge we need to mount an…

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Most MERS Cases In New Riyadh Outbreak Linked To Misdiagnosed Woman, WHO Says

CIDRAP News: WHO details Riyadh hospital MERS outbreak as new UAE, Saudi cases noted “The World Health Organization (WHO) [Tuesday] released more details about a MERS-CoV outbreak at King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh, triggered by a woman whose illness wasn’t detected until after she was admitted to a vascular…

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