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500 People Under Quarantine In Sierra Leone Village Previously Ebola-Free After Man Dies Of Disease

Associated Press: Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine “Authorities in Sierra Leone said Thursday they had quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, in another setback for the fight against the disease…” (Roy-Macaulay, 7/30).

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Survey Examines HIV Status, Knowledge Among Heterosexual South African Couples In High-Risk Township

Reuters Health: HIV status, knowledge low among heterosexual South African couples “Less than half of men in a high-risk South African township knew whether their partners had ever been tested for HIV, and women weren’t much more informed, according to a survey of heterosexual couples. This should encourage efforts to…

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Progress Being Made To Prevent, Diagnose, Treat Cervical Cancer Among African Women

Humanosphere: Visualizing cervical cancer: Leading killer of African women Amy VanderZanden, communications data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), examines efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease is the leading cause of cancer death for women…

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New Ebola Cases In West Africa At Lowest Level In Past Year; WHO Warns Of Possible New Outbreak In Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Ebola cases fall to year low but WHO warns of trouble ahead “The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed the fewest weekly infections for over a year in the West African Ebola epidemic, but warned they were braced for a significant new outbreak in Sierra Leone…” (7/29). CIDRAP…

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Eliminating Malaria Deaths Requires Focusing Attention On Rapid Diagnosis, Effective Treatment

Huffington Post: While Working to Eradicate Malaria, Let’s Eliminate Malaria Deaths Terrie E. Taylor, professor and malaria researcher at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine “Last week, there was a glimmer of hope for everyone that suffers from malaria: the world’s first-ever malaria vaccine received a green light from…

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Stopping Asia’s Hepatitis Epidemic Requires More Urgent Resources, Political Will, Financing

Wall Street Journal: Confronting Asia’s Hepatitis Epidemic Ding-Shinn Chen and Stephen Locarnini, co-chairs of the Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific “…Hepatitis has not received funding commensurate with the magnitude of the problem. … We can stop the increasing burden of hepatitis B and hepatitis C with resources…

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Nigeria Marks Polio-Free Year; WHO To Confirm Status, Remove Country From Endemic List

Bloomberg Business: Nigeria Marks Gates-Backed Polio Feat as Survivors Neglected “For the first time, Nigeria is set to eradicate polio as it marks one year with no new cases after billions of dollars spent by a global campaign backed by Bill and Melinda Gates and the United Nations…” (Ibukun, 7/23).…

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Malaria Rapid Testing Can Reduce Treatment Over-Prescription, Study Shows

Humanosphere: When offered, many will take malaria rapid test, cutting misuse of drugs, study finds “A study published [Wednesday] in PLOS ONE says testing people for malaria helps reduce the over-prescription of anti-malarial drugs by 73 percent. Knowing whether a person actually has malaria means people get the medicine they…

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Nigeria To Cautiously Welcome 1-Year Without Recorded Polio Case

Quartz: The world’s poorest countries could finally wipe out polio — as long as the richest ones don’t bring it back “On July 24, 2015, it will be exactly one year since the last case of poliomyelitis was detected in Nigeria. … However, it’s too early to start celebrating. ……

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‘Science Speaks’ Reports On Presentations Made At IAS 2015 Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: IAS 2015: HIV self-testing promoted as new tool to reach first 90 of 90-90-90 UNAIDS targets Christine Lubinski, executive director of the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses research findings presented at the International AIDS Society conference showing the potential value of using…

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