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Scientists Launch Global Experiment To Eradicate Dengue

Wall Street Journal: A Scientist Launches Global Crusade Against Dengue Fever “Scientists hoping to eliminate dengue fever, a debilitating disease of the tropics that has made its way to parts of the U.S., are launching an extensive eradication experiment in different regions of the world…” (Taylor, 9/15).

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Editorial, Opinions Discuss Issues Surrounding U.S., Global Response To Ebola

An editorial piece and several opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the U.S. and global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USA TODAY: Ebola speeds up, world stands still: Our view Editorial Board “As the Ebola outbreak has picked up speed — sickening nearly 4,800 people and killing half…

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Obama To Receive Ebola Briefing At CDC, Announce More Robust U.S. Response, Sources Say

News outlets report on President Obama’s scheduled briefing on Tuesday at the CDC focusing on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the U.S. response. Fresno Bee: Obama to visit CDC for Ebola briefing “President Barack Obama will head to Atlanta on Tuesday to visit the Centers for Disease Control…

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Liberia’s President Appeals To U.S. For Help In Ebola Outbreak As Liberians Turned Away At Clinics

News outlets report on the Liberian president’s pleas for the U.S. to assist the nation in containing the Ebola outbreak, as patients are turned away at health care facilities. The Hill: Liberian president appeals directly to Obama for Ebola help “Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed directly to President…

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Researchers Say Ebola Fight Will Be Long, Examine Old, Novel Therapies To Treat Patients

News outlets report on scientists’ predictions that it will take at least one year to contain the West African Ebola outbreak, as well as their work to develop treatments from new and old technologies. New York Times: U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola “The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across…

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Gilead Raises Price Of New HCV Drug As It Issues Licenses To India-Based Generic Drugmakers

News outlets report on Gilead’s announcement that it will raise the price of its next generation of hepatitis C drug Sovaldi and its agreement to license the current drug to India-based drugmakers to sell at lower prices. Reuters: Gilead to raise price for new hepatitis C drug above $84,000 “The…

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Ebola Outbreak Spurs Rise In Search For Treatment, Vaccine, Other Tropical Disease R&D

News outlets report on the search for an effective Ebola treatment. The Economist: Fast-tracking treatments “…The scale of the present [Ebola] outbreak, together with the fear and suffering it is causing, has resulted in a burst of scientific activity to find new treatments and vaccines. Some of these medicines look…

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3rd U.S. Ebola Patient Receives Transfusion From Recovered Patient, Shows Improvement

News outlets report on the ongoing recovery of an American aid worker who contracted Ebola and received blood donations from former Ebola patient Kent Brantly. ABC News: U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Serum From Recovered Victim to Fight Virus “An American Ebola survivor has donated blood to help an infected U.S.…

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Ebola Highlights Necessity To Develop NTD Treatments

Reuters: Ebola highlights slow progress in war on tropical diseases “Some of the world’s most gruesome diseases are finally getting a bit of attention. The worst-ever Ebola outbreak, which has already killed at least 2,296 people in West Africa, has triggered a scramble to develop the first drug or vaccine…

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Number Of Dengue Cases In Manila, Philippines, Down 75%, Official Says

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Dengue cases in Philippine capital down by 75 pct: official “Dengue cases in Metro Manila, Philippines, significantly declined in the first eight months of this year due to massive clean-up activities and information campaign, a senior government official said Wednesday…” (9/10).

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