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New Report Examines Drug Resistance Broadly, Specifically To TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Addressing development of tuberculosis diagnostics and drugs is critical to global antimicrobial resistance response, review finds Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings and recommendations from the final report of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. The report also specifically…

Investing In Health Systems Critical To Disease Control, Prevention Efforts

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Resilient Health Systems Can Prevent and Contain Pandemics Irene Koek, acting deputy assistant administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, discusses USAID’s investments in health system strengthening and the importance of resilience, writing, “As the world becomes increasingly connected, we must ensure that health professionals are able to…

Puerto Rico Reports First Case Of Zika-Linked Microcephaly

New York Times: Puerto Rico Reports First Microcephaly Case Linked to Zika “A pregnant woman in Puerto Rico has become the first American whose fetus developed microcephaly because of a Zika infection acquired in the United States, the territory’s health department said on Friday…” (McNeil, 5/13). Reuters: Puerto Rico reports…

WHO’s New Treatment, Testing Recommendations For Drug-Resistant TB ‘Offer Hope’

Huffington Post: A Turning Point in the Battle Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID, and Mario Raviglione, director of the WHO Global TB Program “…[T]wo new recommendations [on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)] from WHO offer hope. The first, on…

4 Zika-Linked Microcephaly Cases Confirmed In Panama, Health Ministry Says

Reuters: Panama confirms four microcephaly cases tied to Zika “Four babies born with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus have been confirmed in Panama, the health ministry said on Wednesday, out of 264 total cases of the mosquito-borne infection in the country. … Fourteen pregnant women have contracted the virus,…

CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Director Speaks With NPR

NPR: What’s On This Year’s Agenda The “Disease Detectives?” “The Epidemic Intelligence Service, the ‘disease detectives’ of the Centers for Disease Control holds their annual meeting this week. Rachel Martin asks EIS director Josh Mott how they do their work…” (5/1).

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