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Obstetricians In Puerto Rico, U.S. Unsure What To Expect Among Newborns Exposed To Zika

New York Times: Doctors Brace for Zika Babies “This month, the first group of babies in Puerto Rico known to have been exposed to the Zika virus in their first trimester are being born. Pediatricians do not know what to expect. ‘This is not like any other outbreak or epidemic,’…

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Some Experts Fear Return Of High TB Levels In Cambodia Because Of Reductions In International Aid

Al Jazeera: Cambodia: Funding the fight against tuberculosis “…[Y]ears of effort have resulted in the number of people dying from [tuberculosis] dropping by 67 percent in Cambodia, Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay, reporting from Phnom Penh, said. … Thanks to money from aid groups, including the Global Fund, and other donors,…

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Global Fund Replenishment Essential To Spur Technological Innovations To Improve Health, Development Outcomes

The Lancet: Replenishment of the Global Fund: global solidarity needed Peter A. Singer, chief executive officer of Grand Challenges Canada “…The goal of the Fifth Replenishment is to help the Global Fund save an additional eight million lives and avert 300 million new infections by 2020 by mobilizing US$13 billion…

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Continued Investments In Global Fund Critical To Ending Malaria, TB Epidemics

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: #WhyNow: Invest to Fight Malaria and Tuberculosis True Claycombe, policy manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the importance of investing in the Global Fund’s continued support of malaria control programs and TB diagnosis and treatment efforts, writing, “Now is the time to…

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Zika Likely Spreading Undetected In Haiti, Experts Say

NPR: Why The Low Zika Numbers In Haiti Might Be Wrong “The Dominican Republic has identified nearly 1,000 pregnant women suspected of being infected with the Zika virus. Haiti, which shares the same island, has identified only 22. … Doctors at public, private, and religious hospitals say they’re seeing an…

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Global Polio Experts Reassess Prevention, Detection Strategies Following Detection Of 3 Polio Cases In Nigeria

Science: Nigeria outbreak forces rethink of polio strategies “Hit with a report of a third case of polio in northern Nigeria, leaders of the global eradication effort are asking themselves how they could have been so terribly wrong about the country. … The beleaguered Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is…

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No New Zika Cases Detected Among Spectators, Athletes During Rio Olympics, WHO Announces

New York Times: No Zika Cases Reported During Rio Olympics, WHO Says “No Zika infections were reported in Brazil during the Olympics, either among athletes or visitors, the World Health Organization said Friday…” (Tavernise, 9/2). Washington Post: No new cases of Zika connected to the Olympics, WHO says “… ‘We…

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Zika Strain In Singapore Likely Not Imported From South America; 275 Cases Recorded

Bloomberg News: Zika Virus in Singapore Likely Evolved From Southeast Asia “…The virus in Singapore likely evolved from a strain already circulating in Southeast Asia, and was not imported from South America, where the outbreak has been linked to a condition called microcephaly, in which infants are born with abnormally…

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Emergency Polio Immunization Campaign Targets 25M Children In Nigeria; WHO Confirms 3rd Case In Country

Associated Press: WHO confirms 3rd case of polio in Nigeria, Rotary Club says “The World Health Organization has confirmed a third case of polio in an area of Nigeria newly liberated from Boko Haram Islamic extremists, the Rotary Club said Monday, amid fears the disease could resurge in neighboring countries…”…

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Experts Watch For Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever In Spain After Patient Dies Of Tickborne Illness

New York Times: Doctors on Lookout for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Spain “Doctors are closely watching about 200 people in Spain after a patient at a hospital in Madrid died of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, the first time the disease has been found in Western Europe in someone who had not…

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