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Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Spreading At ‘Unprecedented’ Rate, WHO Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen spreading at ‘unprecedented’ speed, U.N. warns “As war-torn Yemen grapples with heavy rains, a collapsed health care system, and crippled economy, a resurgent cholera outbreak has spread with ‘unprecedented’ speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the World Health Organization warned Friday…”…

Study Suggests Drug-Resistant TB Expected To Increase In Some Countries, Identifies Potential Diagnostic, Treatment Solutions

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Stopping the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis Katie Broendel, senior communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses results from a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases that suggests drug-resistant TB “is expected to increase in some high-burden countries over the next…

Brazil Ends Zika Public Health Emergency After Reported Cases Drop

Associated Press: Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases “Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world…” (DiLorenzo, 5/12). Deutsche Welle: Brazil marks end of Zika virus outbreak…

U.N.-Backed Global Mosquito Alert Network Launched To Help Track Emerging Disease Trends

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed network brings together thousands to help tackle mosquito-borne diseases “…Dubbed the Global Mosquito Alert, the new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world working against mosquito borne viruses, such as Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria, and the West Nile virus.…

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