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U.S. Should ‘Supply Normal Share Of U.N. Funding For Food,’ Urge Other Nations To Contribute To Address Famine In South Sudan, Starvation In Other Nations

Washington Post: Millions may starve in Africa. The U.S. should do something about it. Editorial Board “…[The famines in South Sudan, and soon northern Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen are] attracting remarkably little attention, and alarmingly paltry funding. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says $4.4 billion…

New Analysis Examines West Africa’s 2013-2016 Ebola Epidemic, Calls For Real-Time Sequencing, Data Sharing To Contain Future Disease Outbreaks

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: A big-picture look at the world’s worst Ebola epidemic Mary Engel, staff writer at Fred Hutch, discusses an analysis published in Nature on the 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, writing, “An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the…

News Outlets Discuss Recently Discovered Podoconiosis Outbreak In Uganda

CNN: Volcanic minerals behind mystery elephantiasis outbreak in Uganda “…[Elephantiasis] is typically caused by infection with parasitic worms, transmitted through certain mosquito species. But an investigation by [Uganda’s] Ministry of Health has revealed a new root cause: volcanic soil. This method of contracting the disease is known as podoconiosis, or…

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