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NPR Launches Series On ‘Killer Viruses,’ Including Story On U.S.-Sponsored Virus Hunter Program

NPR: Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise “…We’re in the middle of Malaysia’s Borneo rain forest. [EcoHealth Alliance virus hunter Kevin Olival] has brought us here because this is the type of place where pandemics are born. HIV came from a rain forest. So did Ebola. Yellow fever. And…

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Small Percentage Of People Infected With Ebola Considered ‘Superspreaders,’ Responsible For 61% Of Cases In West Africa, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Small percentage of people spread most Ebola cases: study “Most of the people infected with Ebola in the West Africa epidemic that began in 2014 got sick through contact with a small number of ‘superspreaders’ with the disease, researchers said Monday…” (2/13). International Business Times: Sierra Leone: Ebola…

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Cambodia Reports 1 Malaria-Related Death In 2016; Number Of Reported Cases Down 53% Compared With 2015

VOA News: Cambodia Reports Just One Malaria Death in 2016 “Cambodia has reported only one death from malaria in 2016, down from nearly 400 a decade ago. Huy Rekol, director of the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM), said the figures showed a drop of 53 percent…

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Fear Of Zika Wanes In Recife, Brazil, But Affected Families Feel ‘Lasting Harm,’ Washington Post Reports

Washington Post: The panic is over at Zika’s epicenter. But for many, the struggle has just begun. “…A year after U.N. health officials declared Zika a global emergency, the city that produced some of the outbreak’s most terrifying and indelible images of badly deformed infants feels like a place that…

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Surveillance Systems Key To Decreasing Cancer Burden, CDC Officer Says

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: The Stakes are High, the Goal the Same — Overcome Cancer Elizabeth Van Dyne, Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Office of International Cancer Control, writes, “Being at CDC and visiting different countries has shown me that surveillance…

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Strengthening Epidemic Preparedness, Response Critical To Preventing Future Pandemics

Financial Times: Missing links: urgent action is needed to prevent future pandemics Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH “…Improving epidemic preparedness and prevention should be one of our most urgent priorities. … Effective pandemic preparedness will depend on our ability to connect innovations, starting with research and development and…

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Latest Global Fund Results Show Supported Programs Making Progress Against HIV, TB, Malaria

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: New Global Fund Results Show Further Progress Against HIV, TB and Malaria “Latest results show that programs supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have achieved significant increases in the number of people receiving treatment for HIV, diagnosis…

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Global Health Successes Of 2016 Should Inspire Hope In 2017

Project Syndicate: Hope for Global Health in 2017 Melvin Sanicas, regional medical expert at Sanofi Pasteur — Asia, Japan, and the Pacific “Looking back on 2016, there may not seem to be much to celebrate. In terms of global health alone, the year appeared to be one of unrelenting tragedy.…

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Blog Post Examines Potential Impacts Of Trump Administration On Emerging, Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases In U.S., Globally

BioMed Central’s “BugBitten”: The future of emerging infectious diseases in the Trump era Krisztian Magori, editor at BugBitten and assistant professor of biostatistics in the Department of Biology at Eastern Washington University, writes, “Today marks the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States. At…

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Most XDR-TB Cases Spread From Person-To-Person, Study Shows

NPR: Why Is Extensively Drug-Resistant TB On The Rise? “One of the big questions about extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis [XDR-TB] is whether this severe form of the disease is on the rise due to a failure of medications or if it’s spreading through the air. A new study of more than…

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