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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash includes an article on a new agreement between the Global Fund and 10 mosquito net suppliers to cut prices and an infographic describing the Global Fund’s Innovation Hub (1/19).

Number Of Thailand’s Dengue Cases Could Increase This Year, Researcher Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Spike in dengue cases expected in Thailand in 2016, expert says “…In Thailand, the 2016 caseload may be on par with the last big outbreak in 1987, when there were about 170,000 cases, said Dr. Usa Thisyakorn, professor of pediatrics at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and chairwoman…

Health Officials Raise Alarms Over Zika, Dengue Outbreaks In Brazil

Wall Street Journal: Brazil Grapples With Spread of Zika Virus and Dengue Fever “…International health officials say Brazil’s Zika outbreak is the largest so far in the world, although exact figures aren’t available because not everyone who contracts Zika obtains medical care. … Meanwhile, Brazil’s dengue outbreak has reached epidemic…

Brazil Joins Philippines, Mexico In Approving Sanofi’s Dengue Vaccine

Deutsche Welle: Dengue: a closer look at a spreading fever “With Mexico, the Philippines, and now Brazil giving the green light to Dengvaxia, the first antidote to dengue fever ever released globally, the bandwagon has begun to roll. Regulators in all three countries authorized use of the vaccine [in December],…

Mexico Becomes First Country To Grant Regulatory Approval To Sanofi’s Dengue Vaccine

Agence France-Presse: World’s first dengue fever vaccine cleared by Mexico “The world’s first dengue vaccine won regulatory approval in Mexico on Wednesday, raising hopes that it could prevent more than 100 deaths there a year and eventually perhaps millions around the world…” (Miselem, 12/9). BBC News: Mexico to get world’s…

Hawaii Dengue Outbreak Grows To 139 Infected; Prevention Efforts Pose Challenges

NBC News: Dengue Outbreak Worsens in Hawaii as 139 Ill “An unusual outbreak of dengue virus fever has now made 139 people sick in Hawaii and authorities are debating what to do about it. ‘Of the confirmed cases, 122 are Hawaii Island residents and 17 are visitors,’ the state department…

Hawaii Records 15 Locally Acquired Dengue Cases, Works To Prevent Further Spread

News outlets report on 15 dengue cases recorded in a local outbreak in Hawaii. ABC News: YouTube Star’s Dengue Fever Infection in Hawaii Highlights Dangers of Tropical Disease “A pair of YouTube stars unintentionally became the face of an outbreak of a dangerous tropical disease after one of them was…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: repurposing ivermectin to fight malaria, LED lights against dengue fever, rapid diagnostics to slow antimicrobial resistance, and more Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including results from a study that suggest ivermectin could be used in…

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