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Zambia Health Minister Says Nation Experiencing ‘Drastic Reduction’ In New Cholera Cases

Associated Press: Zambia says new cases dropping in deadly cholera outbreak “…Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya this week said there has been a ‘drastic reduction’ in the number of new cases in the outbreak which has killed more than 70 people in the southern African nation since October, most of them…

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Brazilians Wait In Long Queues To Receive Yellow Fever Vaccination Following WHO Warning, Fatal Cases

Reuters: Brazilians rush to get yellow fever vaccinations amid fatal cases “Brazilians lined up for hours to get yellow fever vaccinations in Brazil’s largest states, alarmed by the increase in the number of fatal cases of infection and a warning from the World Health Organization to tourists visiting parts of…

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As Part Of ‘Answers’ Feature, Foreign Policy Examines Needs Of Global Vaccine Market

Foreign Policy: The Answers Are Out There: Inoculate Against a Global Vaccine Crisis “…Any hope of protecting the world, generally, against the resurgence of old microbes, as well as the emergence of new ones — man-made biological menaces, for example — hinges on resolving the breakdown in the manufacturing of…

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NIH Prioritizes Development Of Universal Flu Vaccine 100 Years After Influenza Pandemic

Associated Press: Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu “…There’s no way to predict what strain of the shape-shifting flu virus could trigger another pandemic or, given modern medical tools, how bad it might be. But researchers hope they’re finally closing in on stronger flu shots, ways…

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WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Immunization For Visitors To Brazil’s Sao Paulo State

Associated Press: WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever “The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated. That puts the megacity of Sao Paulo…

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World Needs Universal Flu Vaccine To Prevent Repeat Of 1918 Pandemic

Scientific American: We Need a Universal Flu Vaccine before the Next Pandemic Strikes Catharine I. Paules, medical officer in the Office of the Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Anthony S. Fauci, director of NIAID “…The remarkable capacity of influenza viruses to undergo antigenic…

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Gates Foundation To Repay $76M Japanese Loan To Nigeria After Country Met Polio Vaccination Goals

Quartz Africa: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is paying off Nigeria’s $76 million polio debt “…The [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] will pay off a $76 million loan taken from Japan to aid the fight against polio. The loan was taken in 2014 and repayments were due to begin this…

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More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province (1/16). CNN: 75% of India’s air pollution-related deaths are rural, study finds (Wu, 1/15). The Guardian: Doctors in Uganda warn ‘crisis level’ blood shortage is putting lives at risk (Okiror, 1/16). New York Times: She Ran From the Cut, and…

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Pan American Journal Of Public Health Features Special Issue On Immunization In Americas

PAHO/WHO: Special issue of PAHO’s scientific journal explores the past, present, and future of vaccination in the Americas “The countries of the Americas have been world leaders in controlling diseases through vaccination over the past century. But does this past experience guarantee similar success with immunization going forward? This and…

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Newly Prequalified Typhoid Vaccine Has Potential To Protect Millions Of Children, Reduce Mortality

The Lancet: A new vaccine for typhoid control Editorial Board “Last week, WHO announced prequalification of the first conjugate vaccine to prevent typhoid (Typbar TCV, manufactured by Bharat Biotech, India) after the publication of randomized controlled trials, including that by Celina Jin and colleagues in The Lancet on Sept 28,…

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