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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…

Governments, Investors Should Act Now To Mitigate Risk Of Infectious Disease Threats

Project Syndicate: The Mispriced Risk of Infectious Diseases Dambisa Moyo, economist, author, and member of the board of directors of a number of global corporations “…[P]rotection from public health threats is one vital area where markets do not deliver efficiently. As a result, it is governments that usually bear the…

Trump’s Budget Proposal, GOP Health Care Bill Would Cut CDC’s Prevention Fund That Helps States Implement Immunization Programs, Monitor Disease Outbreaks

NBC News: GOP Health Care Bill Would Cut CDC Fund to Fight Killer Diseases “…[T]he new health care replacement bill released Monday night by Republican leaders in Congress would slash a billion-dollar prevention fund designed to help protect against [infectious disease] and other threats. The Prevention and Public Health Fund…

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