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Ebola Outbreak Reported In Remote Northeastern Region Of DRC

The Atlantic: The Confusion Over the New Ebola Outbreak “The Ebola virus has emerged again in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and brought along two of its primary symptoms: confusion and misinformation. Earlier [Friday] morning, the World Health Organization announced that on May 11, the Ministry of Health of the…

Houthi Shiite Rebels Declare State Of Emergency Over Cholera Outbreak In Yemen’s Capital

Agence France-Presse/France 24: Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak “Authorities in Sanaa, which is controlled by Shiite rebels, have declared a state of emergency in the Yemeni capital, where a deadly outbreak of cholera has spread rapidly…” (5/15). Bloomberg: Yemen’s Houthis Declare Health Emergency After Cholera Outbreak “…Cholera…

Global Community Must Take Action To End ‘Pandemic Era’

STAT: An end to pandemics is within reach, but we must redouble efforts now Daniel Schar, senior regional emerging infectious diseases adviser at USAID’s regional mission in Bangkok “…When the new [WHO] director general takes the helm on July 1, at the top of his or her list should be…

PEPFAR Continues To Support Mothers With HIV, Help Prevent Transmission To Their Babies

Huffington Post: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Families Through PEPFAR Deborah L. Birx, coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy “…At the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the late 1990s, the picture was bleak. At that time, access to treatment was extremely…

‘Drastic’ Increase In Cholera Incidence In War-Hit Yemen, MSF Warns

Associated Press: Aid group sees ‘drastic’ cholera increase in war-torn Yemen “Doctors Without Borders says it has recorded a ‘drastic increase’ in cholera cases in war-torn Yemen. The international medical charity, known by its French acronym MSF, says its teams have seen at least 780 patients since late March…” (5/10).…

Vector Control Requires Community-Centered Responses, ‘Planetary Health Approach’

The Lancet Global Health: Vector control: time for a planetary health approach Editorial Board “…Vector control … has had a dramatic effect on infectious disease epidemiology since the beginning of the 20th century. … Yet it is not achieving its full potential. … [The Global Vector Control Response for 2017-2030]…

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