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7 Dead Of Ebola In Latest Outbreak In Guinea

Agence France-Presse: Death toll rises to 7 in Guinea Ebola outbreak “A resurgence of Ebola in a rural Guinean community has killed seven people, health officials said Wednesday, even as the World Health Organization voiced confidence that remaining isolated cases could be contained…” (3/30).

Search Continues For Reliable Way To Measure HIV Incidence To Evaluate Interventions

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Search is on for quick and accurate measures of HIV incidence to assess impacts of interventions Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the challenges of measuring HIV incidence to assess the impact of interventions such as DREAMS (3/30).

The Atlantic Examines Persistence Of Ebola In Survivors’ Eyes

The Atlantic: Is Ebola Hiding in the Eyes of Survivors? “…In the aftermath of the epidemic, almost half of over 15,000 West African Ebola survivors have exhibited new ophthalmic symptoms that, left untreated, can lead to severe uveitis (inflammation of the eye), cataracts, and blindness. In Sierra Leone, where an…

News Outlets Report On TB-Related Stories To Recognize World Day

The Guardian: New drugs could ease Myanmar’s crippling tuberculosis burden “…Now, there is new hope for patients. This month, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the National TB Programme (NTP) will start treating people with bedaquiline and delamanid. These are the first new TB drugs for half a century and it…

NTDs Affect Mainly Poor People In Wealthy Countries, Expert Peter Hotez Says

Devex: Time to draw a new map for NTDs? “During his nearly 30 year career in medicine, Dr. Peter Hotez has earned a reputation as a relentless researcher and advocate in the fight against neglected tropical diseases. … Earlier this month Hotez spoke to college students on Capitol Hill in…

On World TB Day, Opinion Pieces Discuss Steps To End Epidemic

Devex: 5 ways to bring about a TB resistance ‘paradigm shift’ José Luis Castro, executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease “…[O]ur [TB] response must dramatically change. TB programs must do a much better job treating MDR-TB and providing the quality care that prevents TB from…

Blog Posts Discuss U.S., Global Efforts To End TB Epidemic

Health Affairs Blog: Funding Zika But Forgetting Tuberculosis True Claycombe, policy manager at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses the global TB epidemic, including U.S. government and private sector responses, writing, “Without robust funding and political commitments by governments and the private sector worldwide, this…

Guinea Identifies Additional Ebola Cases; At Least 5 Dead In Flare-Up

Agence France-Presse: At least 5 dead in Guinea Ebola flare-up: health officials “Ebola has likely killed five people in Guinea after re-emerging in the country’s south, health authorities said Tuesday, as Liberia announced it was closing their shared border to guard against the spread of the virus…” (Bah, 3/22). Bloomberg…

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