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CNN’s ‘Vital Signs’ Examines Efforts To Eradicate Polio In Nigeria

CNN: The race to zero: Nigeria’s fight to wipe out polio “…With [Nigeria’s polio immunization] coverage rates higher than many places in the world, complacency is now the campaign’s biggest enemy. It will be at least another two years before Nigeria can be officially certified polio free. Two more years…

Saudi Arabia Reports 13 New MERS Cases Linked With Outbreak At Riyadh Hospital

CIDRAP News: Thirteen new MERS cases confirmed in Riyadh outbreak “Saudi Arabia reported 14 new MERS-CoV illnesses, along with four more deaths, over the past three days, with all but one of the infections linked to an ongoing hospital-related outbreak in Riyadh. … The only case confirmed over the past…

Sierra Leone Records No New Ebola Cases Last Week, WHO Announces

Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone records no new Ebola cases in a week: WHO “Sierra Leone has not recorded a new case of Ebola in the last week, a first since the outbreak reached the country in March last year, the World Health Organization said Monday…” (8/17). BBC News: Sierra Leone…

Blog Post Reviews Current R&D On Vaccines, Drugs For MERS

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: The latest in MERS R&D: Do we have the tools needed to prevent the next outbreak? Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, reviews research and development efforts on vaccines and drugs for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. She writes, “…Researchers and public health advocates alike are…