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Experts Investigate Ebola Death In Sierra Leone, Prepare For Vaccination Trial Among Case Contacts

Associated Press: Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone “Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone’s Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday. Once the source…

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TB Eradication Possible With Proper Health Care Systems, Diagnostic Tests, Vaccines, Funding

Project Syndicate: Taking the Offensive Against Tuberculosis Gunilla Källenius, professor of clinical microbiology at Karolinska Institutet “…[T]he world now has a narrow window of opportunity to eradicate TB. Taking advantage of it will require the rapid development and dissemination of effective diagnostic tools, novel drug treatments, and innovative vaccines, in…

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Sierra Leone Officials Announce New Ebola Death Less Than Week After Country’s Last Known Patient Discharged

Associated Press: Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death “Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital. Samples from the body of a 67-year-old woman who died recently in Kambia district in…

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India Reports 530 Dengue Cases In Capital New Delhi; Highest Number Since 2010

International Business Times: India: New Delhi reports highest number of dengue fever cases in five years “The Indian capital of New Delhi reported 477 cases of dengue fever in August, the highest number since 2010, bringing the total number of cases this year to more than 530, according to local…

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Disease Transmission Model Provides Estimates For Wild Poliovirus Elimination Probability In Nigeria

PLOS ONE: Has Wild Poliovirus Been Eliminated from Nigeria? Michael Famulare of the Institute for Disease Modeling “provides estimates for the probabilities of poliovirus elimination in Nigeria” using data based on a poliovirus disease transmission model. The results of the study suggest “the probability of [wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)]…

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The Economist Publishes Infographics On West African Ebola Outbreak

The Economist: Ebola in graphics: The toll of a tragedy The news magazine uses data from multiple sources, including the WHO and other U.N. agencies, as well as patient databases, to provide infographics on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (8/27).

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19 In Saudi Arabia Dead Of MERS In Past Week, Health Ministry Data Show

Agence France-Presse: MERS virus kills 19 in week in Saudi “Deaths from the MERS coronavirus have surged in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, with 19 fatalities recorded in a week, according to health ministry statistics…” (8/27).

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Number Of People Living With Dementia Worldwide Expected To Reach 131.5M In 2050, Report Says

Washington Post: Alzheimer’s grows on global scale as world societies age “…The World Alzheimer’s Report — which was compiled by Alzheimer’s Disease International, a U.K.-based federation of national Alzheimer’s associations — estimates that 46.8 million people worldwide have dementia. That number — which is larger than the population of Spain…

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Sierra Leone’s Last Known Ebola Patient Released; Country Begins 42-Day Countdown To Being Declared Ebola-Free

Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone releases its last known Ebola patient “Health authorities in Sierra Leone released the country’s last known Ebola patient from a hospital on Monday, a milestone that allows the nation to begin a 42-day countdown to being declared free of the virus that has killed nearly 4,000…

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Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: a rapid diagnostic for three hemorrhagic fevers, a MERS vaccine to be tested in humans, and advances in R&D for HIV treatments Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including the development of a paper-based rapid diagnostic…

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