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CDC Works To Prepare For, Detect Disease Outbreaks Worldwide

PRI: Are we ready for the next epidemic? “Epidemics of new infectious diseases seem to be occurring regularly. First there was SARS in 2003, then swine flu in 2009, and Ebola in 2014. Now, there’s Zika. ‘The lesson of the last 10 years is that there’s always something else,’ says…

Number Of Suspected Cholera Cases Doubles To More Than 4K In November, WHO Says

Reuters: Yemen’s suspected cholera cases double to 4,000-plus: WHO “Yemen is at risk of a significant cholera outbreak with the number of suspected cases doubling within 12 days to over 4,000, the World Health Organization said. The outbreak in a country ravaged by a 20-month war that has killed thousands…

CDC Increasingly Addressing Global Health Issues To Improve Domestic Medical Care, Safety

PRI: The CDC is stepping up in the global fight against infectious disease “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, is increasingly focused on health concerns outside the United States as the world becomes more interconnected. And its international mission goes well beyond fighting global infectious diseases…

Widespread Emergence Of Zika Presents Public Policy, Global Health Challenges

Huffington Post: Zika’s Rapid Rise and the Limp Global Response Reveal Dire Global Health Challenges Peter Katona, clinical professor of medicine in infectious diseases at UCLA “…In addition to the routine clinical and public health considerations given to all harmful emerging infections, for Zika there are socioeconomic, psychological, and public…

Nearly 3K Cholera Cases Recorded In War-Torn South Sudan Since July, WHO Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Cholera cases in S. Sudan spike, outbreak spreads to Unity state — U.N. “Nearly 3,000 people in war-torn South Sudan have contracted cholera since July, the World Health Organization reported on Tuesday, warning that the outbreak had now spread to a region where conflict is hampering efforts…

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