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Number Of Suspected Cholera Cases In Yemen Jumps, Death Toll Increases To 361, WHO Reports

Reuters: Yemen cholera caseload leaps, death toll rises: WHO “The number of cholera cases in Yemen has leapt, a World Health Organization document showed on Tuesday, with 35,217 suspected cases since April 27, when the outbreak began to spread rapidly. That represents a 50 percent increase in the reported incidence…

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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…”…

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Ebola Outbreak In Remote DRC Poses Challenges In Contact Tracing, Prevention Efforts, WHO Says

Associated Press: WHO: 400 contacts being traced in Congo’s Ebola outbreak “Health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of Congo where already three deaths have been blamed on the virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday…” (Larson, 5/18). Reuters: Tackling Ebola…

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More Focus On, Investment In Adolescent Health Could Help Reduce Deaths From Preventable Causes, WHO Report Says

Fortune: More Than 1.2 Million Kids Die Each Year From Preventable Causes “More than 1.2 million young people across the world aged 10 to 19 died in 2015, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO). And the majority were killed by preventable causes like road traffic…

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Nearly Half Of All Deaths Worldwide Have Recorded Cause, Up From About One-Third In 2005, WHO Says

Reuters: More than half of world’s deaths still have no recorded cause: WHO “More than half of all deaths have no recorded cause, making effective health monitoring and policymaking far more difficult, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. However, improved collection of statistics meant that 27 million of…

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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…

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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…

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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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CDC Researchers Predict Continued Spread Of MDR-TB In 4 Countries Without Prevention, Treatment Interventions

Huffington Post: The Deadliest Form Of Tuberculosis Is Snowballing In Countries That Are Already Hard Hit “The deadliest forms of tuberculosis are worsening in four of the countries with the largest number of TB cases, according to a new report in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal…” (Weber, 5/9). NPR: Drug-Resistant…

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NPR Examines How Illegal Gold Mining Could Be Correlated To Malaria’s Spread

NPR: How Illegal Gold Mining Relates To The Spread Of Malaria “New social science research shows that there is a correlation between illegal gold mining and the spread of malaria. We explore why this might be the case…” (Vedantam, 5/10).

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