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Delhi Faces Annual Outbreaks Of Dengue, Chikungunya During Monsoon Season

Associated Press: In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya “…The cycle of illness and packed hospital ‘fever clinics’ plays out every year as monsoon rains fill puddles and open drains in the teeming city, creating swarms of mosquitoes that thrive in the warm, damp weather. Some years it’s mainly…

CNN Examines Global Impact Of Fungi Infections, Related Deaths

CNN: How fungi kill millions globally “…[T]hese tiny organisms can be fatal and kill an estimated 1.5 million people globally each year. It’s a shockingly high figure and is greater than the number of people who die from malaria, more than twice the number of women who die from breast…

Final Steps In Polio Eradication Outlined In Recent GPEI Report

CIDRAP News: Last steps in polio eradication prove challenging “…Now, a report by the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) sheds light on the last hurdles researchers and scientists must jump before they can say polio is banished from the earth. The report, ‘Polio will…

Continued Investments In Global Fund Critical To Ending Malaria, TB Epidemics

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: #WhyNow: Invest to Fight Malaria and Tuberculosis True Claycombe, policy manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the importance of investing in the Global Fund’s continued support of malaria control programs and TB diagnosis and treatment efforts, writing, “Now is the time to…

Zika Likely Spreading Undetected In Haiti, Experts Say

NPR: Why The Low Zika Numbers In Haiti Might Be Wrong “The Dominican Republic has identified nearly 1,000 pregnant women suspected of being infected with the Zika virus. Haiti, which shares the same island, has identified only 22. … Doctors at public, private, and religious hospitals say they’re seeing an…

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