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We’re reading about monitoring infectious diseases around the world, and how irresponsible public health practices can mean having to say you’re sorry

Four steps to precision public health – What if when the first Zika cases in Miami broke out, the entire nation had been declared in a state of emergency? That probably wouldn’t have made for a very efficient response. But in resource-limited countries where speed and focus in responding to infectious disease outbreaks are all […]

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In point of care testing, quality counts

In places where rates of diseases that include malaria, HIV and tuberculosis are highest, the obstacles to tackling them begin with diagnosis. While the people most affected are likeliest to live on the edges of a city or in more remote rural areas, a recent edition of African Journal of Laboratory Medicine notes, most diagnostic […]

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Examination of West Africa Ebola crisis highlights fault lines revealed in previous outbreaks, opportunities to expand knowledge

The threat of Ebola across Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in 2014 had been recognized about three months earlier when an unrelated outbreak began in an isolated village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that July, with markedly different impacts and outcomes. Contained by that November, the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]

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HIV

In point of care testing, quality counts

In places where rates of diseases that include malaria, HIV and tuberculosis are highest, the obstacles to tackling them begin with diagnosis. While the people most […]

Tuberculosis

Raise profile, funding of global TB response to match advances seen in HIV, Malaria efforts report says

Over the first 15 years of this century, as efforts against the “big three” global infectious diseases — HIV, malaria and tuberculosis — accelerated, the numbers […]

Research & Development

From a human-scented mosquito trap to rapid diagnostics, USAID funds research and development against Zika

Agency picks 21 of 900 ideas from around the world A research center in Tanzania will develop inexpensive sandals treated to ward off mosquito bites. Investigators […]

Policy

Examination of West Africa Ebola crisis highlights fault lines revealed in previous outbreaks, opportunities to expand knowledge

The threat of Ebola across Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in 2014 had been recognized about three months earlier when an unrelated outbreak began in an isolated […]