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WHO Western Pacific Regional Committee Discusses Concerns Over Viral Hepatitis

Pacific Daily News/USA TODAY: Viral hepatitis in Pacific a chief WHO concern “Viral hepatitis, a disease that kills many in the Western Pacific region, was the first issue the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Committee discussed Tuesday. Guam is hosting the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific this…

Political Will Required To Address Childhood Malnutrition, Stunting In India

New York Times: Half the Kids in This Part of India Are Stunted Nicholas Kristof, New York Times op-ed columnist “…In a remarkable failure of democracy, India is the epicenter of global malnutrition: 39 percent of Indian children are stunted from poor nutrition, according to government figures (other estimates are…

Blog Post Examines India’s Efforts To Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis, Other NTDs

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Celebrating NTD Success Stories: India’s Historic NTD Progress Emily Conron, a resource development associate at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes, “During the month of October, END7 student supporters are celebrating NTD Success Stories from Haiti, India, Sierra Leone, and the Philippines.…

Laos Reports Death Of 8-Year-Old Boy From Vaccine-Derived Polio, WHO Says

Reuters: As world seeks to eradicate polio, Laos suffers vaccine-linked case “Laos has suffered a case of vaccine-derived polio, the World Health Organization said on Monday, in a new setback to a global plan to eradicate the crippling disease after the virus resurfaced in Ukraine and Mali…” (Miles/Kelland, 10/12). Washington…

Delhi Faces Worst Dengue Outbreak Since 1996 With More Than 10.5K Recorded Cases

Mail Today/India Today: Delhi battles worst dengue outbreak in 20 years, 10,252 cases reported “…After the first dengue outbreak was reported in Kolkata in 1963, Delhi had reported the highest number of dengue cases (10,252) in 1996. However, that mark has already been breached in October this year. The total…

Worst Dengue Outbreak In Years Stresses Delhi’s Public, Private Health Services

New York Times: Desperate Families in Delhi as Dengue Overwhelms Hospitals “…The dengue outbreak in Delhi appears to be the worst in years — as of Thursday, more than 9,000 registered cases and 30 deaths, the highest numbers since 2006. The stories [of those infected] have a depressing sameness, describing…

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