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Gene-Altered Mosquitoes Likely To Be Used As Disease Prevention Method, Bill Gates Says

Bloomberg News: Gates Says Altered Mosquito Is Next Weapon to Fight Malaria “Bring on the genetically modified mosquitoes, Bill Gates says. In recent years, biologists armed with a new gene-editing technology have proposed altering mosquitoes so they’re more resistant to diseases like malaria and dengue. Using a mechanism known as…

Ending Preventable Child Deaths Possible With Financial, Political Commitments

Quartz: India is proof that health care miracles can save millions of children from death and disease Mathuram Santosham, professor of international health and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, and co-chair of the ROTA Council “…Four decades on, child mortality…

Treating Female Genital Schistosomiasis Could Help Prevent HIV Among Women, Girls In Africa, Research Suggests

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Preventing HIV through treatment of neglected tropical diseases could save billions In a guest post, Paul Henry Brodish of MEASURE Evaluation discusses research showing that “[a]mong girls and women [in Africa], genital schistosomiasis increases the likelihood of later infection with HIV” and suggests “that…

Obama Administration Should Raise Travel Alert To Prevent Spread Of Zika Virus To U.S.

Washington Times: Stopping the spread of Zika Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology “…[N]either the CDC nor the WHO go far enough to protect the health of travelers throughout the world. While CDC alerts include special precautions for pregnant women, the warnings…

CDC Releases Draft Zika Response Plan

CIDRAP News: CDC details its Zika response plan “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [Tuesday] publicly unveiled a draft of its Zika response plan, which included tiered steps based on Aedes mosquito activity and illness levels in a given state…” (Schnirring, 6/14). STAT: CDC preparing to deploy…

No Need To Delay, Relocate Olympics Because Of Zika, WHO Emergency Committee Says

Deutsche Welle: WHO: No need to delay Olympics over Zika “The World Health Organization says there’s only a ‘very low risk’ of the Zika virus spreading due to the Olympics. Health officials say there is no need to delay the sporting event…” (6/14). New York Times: WHO Says Olympics Should…

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