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Most MERS Cases In New Riyadh Outbreak Linked To Misdiagnosed Woman, WHO Says

CIDRAP News: WHO details Riyadh hospital MERS outbreak as new UAE, Saudi cases noted “The World Health Organization (WHO) [Tuesday] released more details about a MERS-CoV outbreak at King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh, triggered by a woman whose illness wasn’t detected until after she was admitted to a vascular…

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MSF Delivers Petitions To Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline Asking For Lower-Cost Pneumonia Vaccines

The Guardian: Shareholders urged to push for cheaper pneumonia drugs “Shareholders are being urged to use the annual general meetings of Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline to put pressure on the companies to lower the price of their life-saving pneumonia vaccines…” (Kollewe, 4/27). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Charity urges price cut for pneumonia…

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Indian Pharmaceutical Companies Working To Develop Childhood Pneumococcal Vaccines

Livemint: Pneumonia vaccine: the new battleground for Indian drug makers “…Tergene is not alone in the race to make the pediatric vaccine. Big Indian vaccine names such as Pune-based Serum Institute of India Ltd and New Delhi-based Panacea Biotec Ltd are also developing [pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs)]. Serum and Panacea…

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MSF Opposes Pfizer’s Pneumonia Vaccine Patent Application In India

LiveMint: Doctors Without Borders opposes Pfizer’s pneumonia vaccine patent in India “Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders, a Paris-based international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization, on Friday said it has filed a ‘patent opposition’ in India to prevent U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. from getting a patent on the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine…

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Mexico Records Nearly 1K H1N1 Swine Flu Cases, 68 Deaths, Compared With Only 4 Total Cases In 2015

Reuters: Mexico sees spike in H1N1 swine flu cases, 68 people dead “Mexico has seen a sharp jump in cases of the virus H1N1, popularly known as swine flu, killing 68 people so far this flu season, according to health ministry data. The overall number of flu cases and deaths…

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More Severe H1N1 Cases Recorded Across Europe, Middle East

The Guardian: Swine flu spreading across eastern Europe and Middle East “Swine flu has killed 183 people in Ukraine this winter and is spreading rapidly across eastern Europe and the Middle East. At least 107 people have died in Russia after contracting the disease, 18 in Armenia, and 10 in…

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Eastern Europe Experiences Increasing Number Of H1N1Cases; Flu Spread Normal So Far, WHO Official Says

GlobalPost: Remember swine flu? It’s back “…[I]n Eastern Europe, it’s swine flu that’s commanding attention, killing scores of people across the region and making authorities tell the public not to panic. … [Caroline Brown, a Europe-based WHO expert,] added that the WHO hasn’t seen anything out of the ordinary so…

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Thai Health Officials Quarantine Dozens After Omani Traveler Tests Positive For MERS In Bangkok

Quartz: Dozens of people are quarantined in Bangkok to prevent the spread of the deadly MERS virus “…Thailand, having identified the virus in a visitor from Oman on Friday (Jan. 22), has since placed dozens of people in quarantine. It’s the second MERS case that Thailand has reported in the…

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Global Community, Pharmaceutical Companies Should Invest In Coordinated Disease Prevention, Treatment Efforts

Deseret News: John Hoffmire: The influence of generic drug production on developing countries John Hoffmire, director of the Impact Bond Fund at Saïd Business School at Oxford University, director of the Center on Business and Poverty at the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and chair of…

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Opinion Piece Highlights 10 Memorable Global Health Moments In 2015

Huffington Post: 10 Defining Moments that Shaped Global Health in 2015 Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer at IntraHealth International “When you look back on 2015, what will you remember? … Here are 10 of the moments that lit (or littered) our path to greater health and well-being in 2015:…

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