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South Africa Begins Test-And-Treat Strategy For All People Living With HIV

Associated Press: South Africa to give free HIV treatment to all infected “South Africa said Thursday it will now provide free treatment to all people infected with HIV, regardless of the condition of their immune system. The country leads the world in infections. Before the announcement by the country’s health…

Singapore’s Zika Case Count Up To 115; First Pregnant Woman Diagnosed

Reuters: Singapore raises Zika tally; first pregnant woman diagnosed “A pregnant woman was among those diagnosed with Zika infections in Singapore, as the number of confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the city-state rose to 115…” (Aravindan, 8/31).

Zika Could Be Widespread Across Haiti, Specialist Warns

NPR: Doctors Fear Zika Is A Sleeping Giant In Haiti “…Haiti has all of the ingredients for widespread transmission of Zika. … Yet as of August, Haiti had confirmed only five cases to the World Health Organization. … [Louise] Ivers, from Partners in Health, a global health organization based in…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Zika Response

Nature: Don’t redirect Ebola cash to Zika vaccines Editorial Board “…Taking money from much-needed research and health care to develop a vaccine against one disease itself costs lives. … When Congress returns to session on 6 September, the U.S. administration should insist on a permanent fund from which public health…

D.A. Henderson, Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox, Dies At 87

New York Times: D.A. Henderson, Doctor Who Helped End Smallpox Scourge, Dies at 87 “Dr. Donald A. Henderson, a leader of one of mankind’s greatest public health triumphs, the eradication of smallpox, died on Friday in Towson, Md. He was 87…” (McNeil, 8/21). NPR: Tribute: The Man Who Led The…

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