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U.S. Health Officials Highlight Importance Of Mosquito Control In Zika Prevention

The Hill: Top NIH doctor: Zika mosquitoes are ‘very resilient’ “The head of the government’s infectious disease center says health officials are working on a vaccine to combat the Zika virus but face tough challenges controlling the mosquitoes that spread the disease. … [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases…

WHO Continues Yellow Fever Outbreak Response Efforts In Angola, DRC

WHO: Gains in fight to control yellow fever outbreak: but response must continue “The yellow fever epidemic in Angola, first reported in late January 2016, appears to be declining, with no new cases confirmed in the last six weeks. However, WHO and partners continue to provide support to Angola as…

Calls Increase For Congress To Reconvene During Recess To Pass Zika Funding Legislation

Forbes: Obama Tries to Budge Congressional Republican Resistance Against Zika Funding “At President Obama’s press conference on August 4, he tried to awaken Congress about its failure to pass a $1.1 billion funding bill to deal with the looming Zika pestilence…” (Tiefer, 8/4). The Hill: HHS warns: Zika vaccine funding…

VOA News Examines Conflicts Between China’s Health, Economic Growth Programs

VOA News: China Battles Conflicts in Health Sector as WHO Raises Concerns “…It turns out that the Chinese government is playing two conflicting roles. It has taken some significant measures to ensure public health. At the same time, the government is engaged in activities that can result in increased health…

WHO Should Create List Of Essential Diagnostics

Forbes: Why The World Needs An Essential Diagnostics List Lee Schroeder, assistant professor at the University of Michigan; Timothy Amukele, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and Madhukar Pai, director of the McGill Global Health Programs “…A recent NEJM article proposes a simple way to improve access…

Blog Posts Continue Coverage Of AIDS 2016 Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: Conference features release of “heavy” WHO guidelines Reporting on the AIDS 2016 conference, Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a conference session on WHO’s latest HIV treatment guidelines (8/4). ACTION Blog: AIDS 2016: A reason for optimism…

Advocates Discuss Lack Of Hard Timeline In Clinton’s HIV/AIDS Plan; Development Experts Discuss Potential U.S. Aid Agenda Under Possible Clinton Presidency

The Advocate: Here’s What Was Missing From Hillary’s HIV Plan “Hillary Clinton has an updated plan to end the AIDS epidemic both nationally and internationally. The plan, released Monday, included many applause-worthy commitments to achieve this end, which will go into motion if Clinton becomes president. … Yet Clinton’s plan…

The Atlantic Examines Challenges To Preventing, Treating TB

The Atlantic: The Danger of Ignoring Tuberculosis “…[I]n the United States, where tuberculosis has been on the decline since 1992, there’s a vague perception that it is a historic disease — long since cured and largely forgotten. That is not the case. Tuberculosis remains a major killer. As antibiotic-resistant strains…

Thawing Permafrost Enables Anthrax Outbreak In Remote Siberian Region

NPR: Anthrax Outbreak In Russia Thought To Be Result Of Thawing Permafrost “Russia is fighting a mysterious anthrax outbreak in a remote corner of Siberia. Dozens of people are hospitalized; one child has died. The government airlifted some families out because more than 2,000 reindeer have been infected…” (Doucleff, 8/3).…

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