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Guinea Hopeful For End Of Ebola Epidemic, As Last 68 People Released From Quarantine

Reuters: Guinea releases last 68 people from Ebola quarantine “The final 68 people who had been in contact with an Ebola patient were released from quarantine on Saturday, said a senior health official, raising hopes of an end to the disease in the last West African country with confirmed cases…”…

New Innovations Could Play Role In Reducing Childhood Pneumonia Deaths

Devex: Could smartphones, thermal images, or ultrasound save children from pneumonia? Keith Klugman, director for pneumonia at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…One of the key challenges the global health community faces is quickly and accurately diagnosing children who are at risk for pneumonia death and then rapidly starting…

Hawaii Records 15 Locally Acquired Dengue Cases, Works To Prevent Further Spread

News outlets report on 15 dengue cases recorded in a local outbreak in Hawaii. ABC News: YouTube Star’s Dengue Fever Infection in Hawaii Highlights Dangers of Tropical Disease “A pair of YouTube stars unintentionally became the face of an outbreak of a dangerous tropical disease after one of them was…

Guinea Reports 1 New Ebola Case In Infant; Officials Tracking Contacts Of Involved Family

CIDRAP News: Newborn’s Ebola infection adds to Guinea’s total “A newborn baby whose mother recently died from Ebola was the only new Ebola patient reported in Guinea last week, though the World Health Organization (WHO) said responders are monitoring a number of high-risk contacts related to the illness cluster…” (Schnirring,…

Portable Tool Can Diagnose TB, Other Diseases ‘Quickly, Accurately’

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: TB diagnostic offers hope, while disease detection in highest burden country lags Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the GenXpert Omni, a portable device that can be used to diagnose TB and 23 other diseases (11/2).

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: repurposing ivermectin to fight malaria, LED lights against dengue fever, rapid diagnostics to slow antimicrobial resistance, and more Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including results from a study that suggest ivermectin could be used in…