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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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South Korea Marked End Of MERS Outbreak In December

Agence France-Presse: South Korea announces official end to MERS outbreak “South Korea announced on Wednesday the official end to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people and sparked widespread panic in Asia’s fourth-largest economy…” (12/23).

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Surveillance, Detection Critical To Controlling Emerging Diseases

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: People. Pathogens. Protection. Joel Montgomery, chief of global disease detection at the CDC’s Center for Global Health’s Division of Global Health Protection, discusses CDC’s efforts to help countries prevent, detect, and respond to health threats. “[W]e need laboratory systems in place to figure out what pathogens…

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Blog Post Examines Global Health-Related Portions Of FY16 Omnibus Spending Bill

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global HIV, tuberculosis programs flat funded in FY 2016 spending bill, yet again Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the global health-related aspects of the FY 2016 omnibus spending bill, which Congress released this week (12/16).

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Congress Should Fully Fund National Health Security Programs

The Hill: Time to invest in our nation’s health security Paul Chaplin, president and CEO of Bavarian Nordic, and Elizabeth G. Posillico, president and CEO of Elusys Therapeutics, both co-chairs of the Alliance for Biosecurity “…An important recent report — the bipartisan Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense — highlights…

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Blog Examines Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine R&D

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: New Hope for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prevention Niteen Wairagkar, senior program officer with the global health program’s pneumonia team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the need for and research into vaccines for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause…

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