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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…

STAT Examines Roles Of Scientists Involved In Discovering Ebola

STAT: History credits this man with discovering Ebola on his own. History is wrong “If you ask Google who discovered Ebola, you will immediately be presented with a picture of Dr. Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. … There’s a small problem here, however.…

After Significant Gains, Declines In Global HIV Incidence Stall, New Infections Rising In Some Regions; More Effort Needed To End AIDS By 2030, UNAIDS Warns In New Report

Agence France-Presse: Quest to end AIDS epidemic at risk: U.N. “Efforts to end the global AIDS pandemic by 2030 are lagging, the U.N. warned Tuesday, decrying rising numbers of new HIV infections among adults in many regions, with Russia especially hard-hit…” (Larson, 7/12). The Guardian: HIV infecting 2m more people…

Africa Regional Commission Certifies Mozambique Polio-Free

Reuters: Mozambique certified polio free: health ministry “Mozambique has been certified free of polio, the health ministry said on Monday, comparing the achievement to the country’s elimination of leprosy in 2008. The announcement, made on the state news agency, follows a meeting of the Africa Regional Certification Commission for Polio…

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