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Drug-Resistant Malaria Can Infect African Mosquitoes, Raising Risk Of Parasite Spreading Out Of Southeast Asia, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant malaria could spread to Africa: study “A drug-resistant malaria parasite from southeast Asia can infect African mosquitoes, said a study Tuesday, boosting fears that a hard-to-cure variant of the disease could reach the world’s most vulnerable continent. … The study was published in the journal Nature Communications…”…

Dengue Continues To Spread In Delhi; DW Examines Efforts To Develop Effective Vaccine

Associated Press: Indian capital struggles to control dengue fever outbreak “…[E]fforts to stop mosquitoes from spreading dengue fever in New Delhi have failed to keep the city from its biggest outbreak in almost two decades: more than 10,190 registered cases, including 32 deaths. Experts say it didn’t need to be…

U.S. Analysts Knew Afghan Target Was Hospital, AP Reports; MSF Official Says ‘Precise Destruction’ Indicates Bombing Not ‘Mistake’

Associated Press: APNewsBreak: U.S. analysts knew Afghan site was hospital “American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack because they believed it was being used by a Pakistani operative to coordinate Taliban activity, the Associated Press has…

Laos To Distribute 500K Polio Vaccine Doses After Boy’s Death From Virus

Xinhua News: Polio death draws 500,000 vaccine dose response in Laos “Half a million doses of the oral polio vaccine (OPV) will be distributed to at-risk groups in Laos as health authorities respond to the dangers posed by the virus. The virus is responsible for the death of an eight-year-old…

WHO Official Calls For Stricter Smoking Bans In China

Wall Street Journal: Can China Stub Smokers’ Butts for a Smoke-Free Law? “…Various cities across China, such as Beijing, have recently rolled out indoor smoking bans that have made progress in cutting back second-hand smoke, changing minds that a smoke-free law would never work in the country of 300 million…

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