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Experts Investigate Ebola Death In Sierra Leone, Prepare For Vaccination Trial Among Case Contacts

Associated Press: Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone “Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone’s Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday. Once the source…

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Mass Drug Administration Effective Strategy For Preventing Drug-Resistant Malaria In Myanmar, Study Shows

SciDev.Net: Myanmar winning against drug-resistant malaria “The threat of a drug-resistant malaria pandemic in Myanmar has been contained for now, thanks to joint efforts of malaria research organizations and Myanmar’s health ministry. Mass anti-malarial drug administration provided an effective strategy, according to a study recently published in Malaria Journal (16…

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India Reports 530 Dengue Cases In Capital New Delhi; Highest Number Since 2010

International Business Times: India: New Delhi reports highest number of dengue fever cases in five years “The Indian capital of New Delhi reported 477 cases of dengue fever in August, the highest number since 2010, bringing the total number of cases this year to more than 530, according to local…

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WHO, Tanzanian Health Officials Work To Stem Cholera Outbreak Affecting More Than 400 People

VOA News: WHO: Tanzania Cholera Epidemic Worsens “The World Health Organization and Tanzanian Ministry of Health are stepping up efforts to contain and discover the source of a cholera epidemic that so far has killed eight people and infected more than 400 others. WHO data indicate the fast-spreading epidemic broke…

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India’s 15-Year Campaign Leads To Virtual Elimination Of Maternal, Newborn Tetanus Deaths

New York Times: India Virtually Eliminates Tetanus as a Killer “A year after eliminating polio, India has scored another public health victory. Following a 15-year campaign, the country has virtually eliminated tetanus as a killer of newborns and mothers…” (McNeil, 8/28).

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Singapore Lifts Restrictions On Short-Term Visits By People Living With HIV; Ban Remains In Place For Long-Term Visitors

Associated Press: Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors “Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months. The Health Ministry said the ban was lifted on April 1, ‘given the current context…

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WHO Promotes WASH As Strategy To Prevent NTDs

News outlets report on the WHO’s new global strategy to prevent neglected tropical diseases through improved access to water, sanitation, and hygiene. Reuters: WHO promotes water, sanitation to battle neglected tropical diseases “Water, sanitation, and hygiene are part of a new World Health Organization strategy to fight neglected tropical diseases…

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Researchers Describe Case Of British Man Who Excreted Live Poliovirus For 28 Years, Implications For Disease Eradication

News outlets report on a paper published in PLOS Pathogens that discusses the case of a British man who has excreted live poliovirus for nearly three decades and the implications for the disease’s global eradication. BBC News: Polio: Vaccinated man ‘has spread polio,’ say British scientists “A British man who…

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LAC Nations Agree To Regional Target Of Reducing New HIV Infections By 75% By 2020

Antigua Observer: Caribbean commits to 75 percent reduction in new HIV infections by 2020 “The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Caribbean and Latin American countries have set new regional targets … aimed at reducing by 75 percent new HIV infections in adults and young people by 2020. During the…

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Botswana Court Of Appeal Upholds High Court Ruling Stating Government Must Provide Free HIV Treatment To Foreign Prisoners

BBC News: Botswana prisons: Foreign inmates win case for free HIV treatment “Botswana’s court of appeal has upheld a ruling that foreign prisoners should receive free treatment for HIV/AIDS, rights lawyers say. Foreign prisoners were previously expected to pay for their own medication, unlike local inmates…” (8/26). International Business Times:…

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