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‘Science Speaks’ Continues Coverage Of Presentations Given At AIDS 2016 Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: As the largest generation in history approaches greatest HIV risks, Gates discusses the magnitude of the work ahead Reporting from the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban, Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” summarizes an event during which Bill…

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Colombian Health Officials Announce End Of Zika Epidemic As New Case Numbers Fall

The Guardian: Colombia declares end to Zika epidemic as spread of virus levels off “Colombia has declared an end to its Zika epidemic with the spread of the virus leveling off in the country after infecting nearly 100,000 people — even as it continues to sweep through other areas of…

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Small Risk Of Zika Infection Among Olympic Games Visitors, Up To 1.65M Women Of Childbearing Age In Americas At Risk Of Disease, Studies Project

ABC News: Zika Virus Infection Risks Calculated for Pregnant Women, Olympic Attendees in New Studies “…Two studies published [Monday] help shed light on the virus that the World Health Organization has called a ‘global health emergency.’ Yale researchers modeled the risk for people attending the Olympics and found only a…

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Cancer Patients In Uganda Face Late Diagnoses, Lack Of Treatment, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: Uganda Ill-Equipped for Growing Cancer Burden “…While the East African country had huge success in the battle against the HIV virus in the 1990s, cervical and other cancers are the new health crises gripping the developing nation. One in 500 Ugandans suffers from cancer. But only five…

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WHO To Release New Viral Hepatitis Testing Guidelines In Recognition Of World Day

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency to launch new hepatitis testing guidelines ahead of World Day “Ahead of World Hepatitis Day — observed annually on 28 July — the United Nations health agency has said it plans to release new testing guidelines for hepatitis B and C, among other action,…

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HIV Disproportionately Affecting Some Indigenous Populations, Meeting Held Ahead Of AIDS 2016 Hears

VICE News: Indigenous communities worldwide are fighting to deal with the threat of HIV “…[R]esearchers are trying to paint a more complete picture of how the virus is afflicting indigenous populations around the world. What is known is troubling — in one Canadian province, for example, 71 percent of new…

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More Than One-Fifth Of U.S. Zika Cases Imported From Dominican Republic

Kaiser Health News/PBS NewsHour: How a Caribbean island became prime source of U.S. Zika cases “…Visitors to the Dominican Republic account for more than a fifth of the confirmed Zika cases in the U.S. through mid-July, according to data from state health departments. New York, Florida, and California alone tally…

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In Step Toward Africa Being Declared Polio-Free, Nigeria Marks 2 Years Without New Case Of Disease

Agence France-Presse: Nigeria hails major step towards polio-free Africa “Nigeria on Sunday celebrated two years without a new case of polio, in a major stride towards Africa being declared free of the devastating disease. If no new case is reported by July 2017, Nigeria will be certified free of the…

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Annual Worldwide HIV Incidence Steady After Years Of Decline, Global Burden Of Disease 2015 Study Shows

CNN: HIV cases rise in 74 countries in last decade “Over the past decade, the rate of new HIV infections has increased in 74 countries, according to a new study presented Tuesday at the 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa. While the total number of new infections declined…

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Zika Epidemic Possibly Peaked In Brazil, Could Be Over in 1-3 Years, Study Shows

The Guardian: Zika epidemic has peaked and may run its course within 18 months, say experts “The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America is likely to run its course within the next 18 months, according to a study by researchers in the U.K. and U.S…” (Davis, 7/14). Reuters: Zika outbreak…

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