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U.N. Teams Assisting In Samoan Measles Outbreak As Government Takes Steps To Prevent Spread Of Vaccine Misinformation

CNN: ‘Anti-vaxxer’ charged as Samoan government battles deadly measles outbreak “An alleged anti-vaxxer has been charged with ‘incitement against the government vaccination order,’ the Samoan government said Thursday. The government of the Pacific Island nation has shut down in a desperate attempt to fight a deadly measles outbreak that has…

CSIS Releases December 2019 Issue Of Global Health Policy Newsletter

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Policy Center Monthly Update In the December 2019 CSIS Global Health Policy Center Newsletter, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC), highlights recent publications, events, and podcasts from CSIS, as well…

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AP: TB, armed guards, lack of food at U.N. migrant center in Libya (Hinnant et al., 12/6). AP: U.N. says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage hurts aid delivery efforts (12/5). CIDRAP News: Typhoid vaccine shows protection in phase 3 trial (Dall, 12/5). The Telegraph: ‘Ground breaking’ typhoid vaccine reduces infections by 80…

MMWR Provides Updates on Measles Elimination Progress Globally, In China

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination — Worldwide, 2000-2018 (12/6). CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Measles Elimination — China, January 2013-June 2019 (12/6).

Experimental Typhoid Vaccine Successful In First Field Trial In Nepal

Reuters Health: New typhoid fever vaccine protects young children “The first field trial of a new typhoid vaccine that can be used in young children provides protection for 81.6% of recipients, opening the door to better control of a disease that affects 11 million people each year and kills roughly…