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Renewed U.S.-India Partnership To Address Health, Development

Washington Post: A renewed U.S.-India partnership for the 21st century Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama “As nations committed to democracy, liberty, diversity, and enterprise, India and the United States are bound by common values and mutual interests. We have each shaped the positive trajectory of…

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October 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The October 2014 WHO Bulletin includes an editorial on the importance of data collection, a perspective piece on Chagas disease in Europe, and news and research articles on various topics (October 2014).

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PLOS Blog Post Discusses NTDs As Global Health Threats

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Global Health Security and the NTDs “Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS NTDs, comments on President Obama’s call for global action to prepare for future disease outbreaks and to treat biological threats as issues of national and global security…” (9/29).

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Thousands Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Doses Expected To Be Available Early 2015, WHO Says

News outlets report on efforts to develop a safe and effective vaccine for Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Experimental Ebola vaccines ready by 2015: WHO “Thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in African countries badly hit by the deadly virus early next year, the World Health…

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U.S. Doctor Exposed To Ebola In West Africa Arrives At NIH For Observation

News outlets report on the admission of a U.S. doctor who was exposed to Ebola in West Africa to the NIH in Maryland for observation and enrollment in a clinical study. The Hill: NIH to admit patient exposed to Ebola “The National Institutes of Health will admit a patient who was…

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The Atlantic Examines Challenges Surrounding TB Vaccine Development

The Atlantic: Toward an Effective Tuberculosis Vaccine “…While we have vaccines to thank for the decline of global diseases like measles and smallpox, vaccination’s role in the worldwide battle against TB has been comparatively minimal. … So, what is it about a TB vaccine that’s had science stymied for over…

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Study Examines How HIV Cleared From ‘Berlin Patient’ After Bone Marrow Transplant

News outlets report on a new study examining why only one person has been cleared of HIV infection. Live Science: Only 1 Person Has Been Cured of HIV: New Study Suggests Why “To this date, only one person is thought to have been cured of HIV — the ‘Berlin patient’…

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Mass Vaccination Of Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies In Humans, Study Suggests

Media sources report on a study that suggests mass vaccination of dogs could eliminate human cases of rabies. HealthDay News/U.S. News: Rabies Shots for Dogs Would Save People in Developing Countries: Study “Mass rabies vaccination programs for dogs in developing nations could eliminate human cases of the deadly disease, a…

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NTD Control Should Be Larger Component Of U.S. Policy In Latin America

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The NTDs and Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America: Opportunities for United States Foreign Policy Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute “…Overall, science and global health diplomacy as it pertains to…

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Research Institutions Receiving U.S. Funds Will Be Required To Identify ‘Dual-Use’ Pathogens Under New Policy

NPR: Research Institutions Will Have To Identify ‘Dual-Use’ Pathogens “Any research institution that receives federal funding will soon have to screen certain kinds of scientific experiments to see if the work could potentially be misused to endanger the public. The new policy will take effect next year, and it’s the…

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