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CDC Testing Fractional Dose Vaccination For Yellow Fever

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Yellow Fever Vaccination Response Kimberley Fox, immunizations systems branch chief, and Jennie Harris, epidemiologist, both with CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discuss the agency’s evaluation of fractional dose vaccinations for yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The authors note, “If the fractional dose is…

U.S. President Trump’s Budget Blueprint, Obamacare Repeal Legislation Could Cut Funding To Programs Meant To Protect Americans From Infectious Disease Threats

The Atlantic: The Tiny Trump Budget Cut That Could Blind America to the Next Zika “…[W]ith [U.S. President Trump’s] budget threatening to carve large gaping gashes into the flank of American science, it’s easy to lose sight of the damage that even small nicks can inflict. Consider the Epidemiology and…

NIAID Director Anthony Fauci Speaks With Devex About Pandemic Preparedness

Devex: Q&A with Tony Fauci on the state of pandemic security “Global health agencies face a difficult challenge in protecting people from pandemic threats: They rarely know in advance what the specific disease outbreak will be. … Devex spoke to [Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and…

Brazil’s Yellow Fever Outbreak Infects More Than 400, Kills 137

Associated Press: Brazil yellow fever cases pass 400; more than 130 dead “Brazil’s Health Ministry says 424 people have been infected with yellow fever in the largest outbreak the country has seen in years. Of those, 137 have died. An update published Thursday said that more than 900 other cases…

World Unprepared For Another Ebola-Type Outbreak, Researchers Warn

CBS News: “We are not ready”: Experts warn world is unprepared for next Ebola-size outbreak “Is the world ready to defend against the next big infectious disease outbreak? It’s one of the biggest threats humanity could face. But experts who have reviewed reports on the global response to the massive…

Lessons Learned From Zika, Ebola Epidemics Should Inform Global Pandemic Preparedness

Harvard Business Review: The World Is Completely Unprepared for a Global Pandemic In this online article, Ranu S. Dhillon, an instructor at Harvard Medical School and a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who served as an adviser to the president of Guinea during the Ebola epidemic; Devabhaktuni…

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