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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…

Under-Reported Deaths Of TB Hospital Staff Members Highlight India’s Struggle To Contain Drug-Resistant Strains

Reuters: Staff deaths at leading hospital put India’s TB battle in spotlight “Campaigners and a former official overseeing Asia’s largest tuberculosis hospital in Mumbai say staff deaths there are being under-reported, highlighting India’s growing struggle to contain multi-drug resistant forms of the contagious, airborne disease…” (Siddiqui, 10/11).

Pakistan’s Polio Vaccine Workers Deserve Nobel Peace Prize, Humanosphere Reporter Says

Humanosphere: OpEd: Give Pakistan’s polio vaccine workers a Nobel Peace Prize Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy argues that Pakistan’s polio vaccine workers deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for their continued work to eradicate polio, writing, “Pakistan’s polio vaccination workers are risking their lives to eradicate the virus from their country. That…

New York Times Interviews Nobel Laureate Tu Youyou About Artemisinin Research

New York Times: Q. and A.: Tu Youyou on Being Awarded the Nobel Prize “…[S]ome former colleagues have argued that the discovery of artemisinin, which grew out of a secret military project during the Vietnam War to fight the malaria that was debilitating China’s allies in North Vietnam, was a…

TPP Could Block Access To Some Medications In 4 Countries, GlobalPost Reports

GlobalPost: In these four countries, the TPP’s rules on generic drugs could kill people “For its backers, including the White House, the world’s largest ever trade deal is a no-brainer. … But in four of them — Peru, Mexico, Malaysia, and Vietnam — the TPP may have a particular dark…

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