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Los Angeles Times: Health emergency declared in northern Brazil after measles outbreak (Langlois, 7/16). New York Times: Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds (McNeil, 7/16). Reuters: Mass radio campaign saves thousands of child lives in Africa (Kelland, 7/16). Science: ‘Frightening’ drug-resistant strain of typhoid spreads in Pakistan…

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CIDRAP News: South African TB study finds lower death rate with bedaquiline (Dall, 7/11). CNN: Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes (Yeung, 7/10). Kaiser Health News/CNN: Inexpensive TB vaccine shows promise against juvenile diabetes (Rodriguez, 7/12). Newsweek: HIV-Positive Children Are More Likely to Have Developmental Disabilities, New…

CDC Director Robert Redfield Discusses Agency’s Priorities With Washington Times

Washington Times: Worse than AIDS: Opioid epidemic is public health crisis CDC director fears most “…Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, … has settled in at the CDC’s Atlanta headquarters after spending much of his career in Washington and suburban Maryland. He is stepping into…

CNN Examines Reasons Why Polio Outbreaks Continue To Happen

CNN: The ‘chicken and egg’ reason why polio outbreaks still happen “If polio is near extinction, why do outbreaks still pop up in places where the disease was thought to be long gone? The answer is complicated. … [S]ome immunization efforts carry the very rare risk of causing polioviruses to…

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Canadian Press/The Star: ‘Hell’ of fighting drug-resistant tuberculosis cause some patients to abandon treatment (Sagan/Kane, 6/29). Global Press Journal: In DRC, Married Women Receive Preferential Access to Birth Control (Mutombo, 6/25). Newsweek: Remote Amazon Yanomami Tribe Threatened by Measles Outbreak (Spear, 7/5). NPR: VIDEO: Are We Headed Toward A Post-Antibiotic…

Vaccine-Derived Polio Outbreak In DRC Threatens Eradication Efforts

Science: Alarming polio outbreak spreads in Congo, threatening global eradication efforts “Overshadowed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), another frightening virus is on the loose in that vast, chaotic country: polio. … The outbreak also underscores the latest complication on the bumpy road toward…

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The Economist: Polio has been reported in Papua New Guinea (6/30). The Economist: Making medical clothing that kills bugs (6/28). The Economist: A big collaboration is trying to understand diseases of the psyche (6/28). NPR: The ‘Rules Of War’ Are Being Broken. What Exactly Are They? (Lu, 6/28). U.N. News:…

Polio Returns To PNG 18 Years After Country Declared Free Of Disease

BBC News: Papua New Guinea polio outbreak declared “An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, 18 years after the country was declared free of the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the virus was detected in a six-year-old boy in April…” (6/26). CNN: Polio outbreak…

Papua New Guinea’s First Polio Case In 18 Years Confirmed

The Guardian: Papua New Guinea suffers first polio outbreak in 18 years “The first case of polio in Papua New Guinea in 18 years has been detected, with a six-year-old boy from the Morobe province the first confirmed case of the virus. The boy presented to health authorities on 28…

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