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Media Outlets Examine Potential Implications Of Trump Administration’s Budget Decisions, Unfilled Public Health Positions On Pandemic Preparedness, U.S. Global Health Programs

Los Angeles Times: Trump pushes historic cuts in global health aid, stoking fears of new disease outbreaks and diminished U.S. clout “Half a century after the United States led a global expansion of international efforts to combat infectious disease and promote family planning, the Trump administration has embarked on a…

Blog Post Highlights MMWR Reports On DRC Yellow Fever Outbreak, Global Polio Surveillance Efforts

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Yellow fever, polio reports highlight obstacles to disease prevention, control, eradication Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights two recent reports published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. One report discusses an August 2016 yellow fever outbreak in the…

News Outlets Examine Risk Of Pandemic Disease Outbreak

CNN: Seven reasons we’re at more risk than ever of a global pandemic “…Public health experts believe we are at greater risk than ever of experiencing large-scale outbreaks and global pandemics like those we’ve seen before: SARS, swine flu, Ebola, and Zika. … Experts are unanimous in the belief that…

MERS Virus Infects 10 People In Saudi Arabian Hospital Outbreak, WHO Reports

Reuters: MERS causes new Saudi hospital outbreak: WHO “Ten people have caught the MERS coronavirus after an outbreak in a hemodialysis unit in a hospital in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, without giving details of how the virus was able to spread within the hospital…” (Miles,…

STAT Examines Health-, Science-Related Policies Under Obama, Trump

STAT: Obama vs. Trump: Early report card on how health and science are changing “…Three months ago, STAT looked at five key [health- and science-related] areas and assessed whether Trump was likely to diverge from Obama — or not. Now we’re revisiting those issues, focusing on the new president’s record…

WHO, Partners Send 3.5M Yellow Fever Vaccine Doses To Brazil

Associated Press: U.N. sends 3.5M emergency yellow fever vaccines to Brazil “The World Health Organization said it and partners have shipped 3.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine to Brazil to help the country stamp out its worst outbreak in years…” (3/30).

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