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Delhi Faces Annual Outbreaks Of Dengue, Chikungunya During Monsoon Season

Associated Press: In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya “…The cycle of illness and packed hospital ‘fever clinics’ plays out every year as monsoon rains fill puddles and open drains in the teeming city, creating swarms of mosquitoes that thrive in the warm, damp weather. Some years it’s mainly…

CNN Examines Global Impact Of Fungi Infections, Related Deaths

CNN: How fungi kill millions globally “…[T]hese tiny organisms can be fatal and kill an estimated 1.5 million people globally each year. It’s a shockingly high figure and is greater than the number of people who die from malaria, more than twice the number of women who die from breast…

Final Steps In Polio Eradication Outlined In Recent GPEI Report

CIDRAP News: Last steps in polio eradication prove challenging “…Now, a report by the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) sheds light on the last hurdles researchers and scientists must jump before they can say polio is banished from the earth. The report, ‘Polio will…

Kenya To Become First Of 18 Countries To Roll Out New Child-Friendly TB Medicines

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child TB deaths set to fall as Kenya launches new drugs “More children are likely to survive tuberculosis, the leading infectious disease killer, after Kenya introduces child-friendly medicines on Oct. 1 — the first country in the world to do so. Some 155,000 children with TB are…

Kenya To Make World’s First Pediatric TB Drug Available At National Level

Devex: Kenya will roll out the first child-friendly TB drug “Kenya will become the first country to adopt and roll out at the national level the world’s first tuberculosis treatment for children next week. … The drug’s adoption in Kenya aims to correct a gap in TB treatment that frequently…

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