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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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H1N1 Outbreak Kills 33 In Iran In 3 Weeks; Virus Likely To Spread, Health Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Iran swine flu outbreak kills 33 in three weeks, state media says “An outbreak of swine flu has left 33 people dead in two provinces of southeastern Iran in the past three weeks, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday…” (12/7). New York Times: Iran: Deadly Swine…

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Governments Worldwide Must Commit To Proven Prevention, Treatment Strategies To End Child Deaths From Pneumonia, Diarrhea

Project Syndicate: Stopping the Child Killers Anita Zaidi, director of the enteric and diarrheal diseases program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…To end child deaths from [pneumonia and diarrhea] once and for all, governments must commit to scaling up simultaneously the full suite of interventions identified by the…

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Blog Posts Highlight TB Report, Plan Released At Union World Conference On Lung Health

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Step up to Stop TB Grania Brigden, TB adviser to the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, discusses findings from a report on gaps in TB policies produced by MSF and the Stop TB Partnership and released this week at the 46th…

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Price Of Pfizer’s Childhood Pneumonia Vaccine Too High, MSF Says In Protest

Al Jazeera America: MSF protests price of Pfizer pneumonia vaccine “Children in poor countries are going without pneumonia vaccine because of the high price of the shots, manufactured by pharmaceutical company Pfizer, members of humanitarian group Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) said at a rally Thursday outside Pfizer’s headquarters…

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New Innovations Could Play Role In Reducing Childhood Pneumonia Deaths

Devex: Could smartphones, thermal images, or ultrasound save children from pneumonia? Keith Klugman, director for pneumonia at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…One of the key challenges the global health community faces is quickly and accurately diagnosing children who are at risk for pneumonia death and then rapidly starting…

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