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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Officials Seal Off Chinese City After Bubonic Plague Death

News outlets report on a Chinese city that has been sealed off after one man died of bubonic plague. Agence France-Presse/The Guardian: Chinese city sealed off after bubonic plague death “A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a…

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Reports On TB Testing, HIV Treatment Pricing Released At AIDS 2014

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” is live-blogging this week from the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: GeneXpert with clinic-based care reduced time to treatment for MDR TB patients in Khayelitsha, South Africa “…On Monday, Helen Cox from the University of Cape Town…

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Improved Access To TB Tests Could Help Curb TB In India, Study Suggests

Press Trust of India/Economic Times: Quick evaluation key to fighting TB in India: Study “Getting patients in India quickly evaluated by the right doctors can be just as effective at curbing tuberculosis (TB) as a new, highly accurate screening test, a new study suggests. … The researchers say that for…

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HIV Self-Testing Might Encourage More People To Discover Status, Group Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Could HIV self-testing be a game changer in Africa? “In Africa, where fewer than half the people know their HIV status, HIV self-testing is being explored as a way of encouraging more individuals, particularly in high risk groups, to know their status as a first step to…

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West Africa Health Systems Work To Stem Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on the ongoing challenges and responses to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Regional Ebola response center to be set up in Guinea “A regional center is being set up in Guinea to coordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed…

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Sierra Leone, Liberia Experience Surge In Ebola Cases, WHO Reports

Reuters: Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone and Liberia: WHO “Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6-8, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday…” (7/11).

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Physicians Work To Dispel Myths That Migrants To U.S. Carry Disease

NBC News: Vectors or Victims? Docs Slam Rumors That Migrants Carry Disease “Doctors say they are concerned about false rumors and ‘hysteria’ that the unaccompanied children coming across the border from Mexico into Texas are carrying diseases such as Ebola and dengue fever. The rumors have been carried on anti-immigration…

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IRIN Discusses New Report On TB Control

IRIN: TB drug resistance signifies failure “…A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) points out that the reduction in TB correlates far more closely with a country’s score on the Human Development Index than it does with the intensity of the effort it puts into disease control. The…

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Nearly 25% More Children Contract TB Worldwide Than Previously Thought, Research Shows

News outlets discuss a study published in the Lancet Global Health that estimates the burden of childhood tuberculosis (TB) is higher than previously thought. Agence France-Presse: Child TB problem far greater than thought “Twenty-five percent more children are falling ill with TB than the U.N. had thought, with more than…

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WHO Reports 50 New Ebola Cases, 25 Deaths In West Africa

News outlets highlight the growing number of Ebola cases in West Africa and some of the factors underlying outbreaks. Associated Press: U.N.: 50 new Ebola cases in 2 African nations “The U.N. health agency says there have been 50 new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia since last week…

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