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STAT Examines Roles Of Scientists Involved In Discovering Ebola

STAT: History credits this man with discovering Ebola on his own. History is wrong “If you ask Google who discovered Ebola, you will immediately be presented with a picture of Dr. Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. … There’s a small problem here, however.…

After Significant Gains, Declines In Global HIV Incidence Stall, New Infections Rising In Some Regions; More Effort Needed To End AIDS By 2030, UNAIDS Warns In New Report

Agence France-Presse: Quest to end AIDS epidemic at risk: U.N. “Efforts to end the global AIDS pandemic by 2030 are lagging, the U.N. warned Tuesday, decrying rising numbers of new HIV infections among adults in many regions, with Russia especially hard-hit…” (Larson, 7/12). The Guardian: HIV infecting 2m more people…

Africa Regional Commission Certifies Mozambique Polio-Free

Reuters: Mozambique certified polio free: health ministry “Mozambique has been certified free of polio, the health ministry said on Monday, comparing the achievement to the country’s elimination of leprosy in 2008. The announcement, made on the state news agency, follows a meeting of the Africa Regional Certification Commission for Polio…

Australian Researchers Declare End Of Nation’s AIDS Epidemic, Credit Access To Treatment

International Business Times: Australian researchers say new ‘miraculous’ treatments are wiping out HIV “Researchers in Australia say they now receive so few cases of people with HIV developing AIDS in any one year, they can say they have ‘beaten’ the disease…” (Piggot, 7/10). Sydney Morning Herald: AIDS epidemic ‘over’ in…

Viral Hepatitis Is A Leading Cause Of Death, Disability Worldwide, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Hepatitis outstrips AIDS, TB as killer: report “Virus-caused hepatitis has become a leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than AIDS, tuberculosis, or malaria, a report said Thursday. Deaths from infection, liver disease, and cancer caused by viral hepatitis increased…

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