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Vacation time!

Science Speaks is taking the last two weeks of August off. We’ll be in touch if news breaks. Otherwise, we’ll see you in September  . . . P.S.: For your summer reading pleasure in the meantime, see the  IDSA Global Health/Science Speaks report on AIDS 2016.

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Zambia plague outbreak yields lessons learned — again

When the first children with fevers and swollen neck glands arrived at public health clinics in the Nyimba District of Zambia in March 2015, health workers tested them for malaria. And when results showed the children had the mosquito-borne disease, they were given the standard treatment for that illness and sent home. As more patients […]

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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 at Johns Hopkins will create a human-scented trap to lure mosquitoes. In Sao Paolo, Brazil, inventors will make an “intelligent trap” for mosquitoes to improve Zika surveillance. A San […]

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In diagnostics, capacity building, coordination and new medicines, we’re reading why preparedness makes all the difference

Why the world needs an essential diagnostics list – When a  man in Angola’s capital city fell ill and died last December, the four weeks that passed before laboratory testing confirmed the cause gave the current yellow fever outbreak in that country a running start. “Without diagnostics,” as this Forbes piece puts it, “medicine is […]

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AIDS 2016: Partners project demonstrates preventive power of antiretroviral treatment

When doing the right thing is the best thing, Part 2 DURBAN, South Africa – In another example of what happens when proven HIV interventions are […]

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Underfunded tuberculosis programs often solely responsible for TB-HIV activities, report finds

While tuberculosis remains the number one killer of people living with HIV – with one in three HIV-related deaths attributable to tuberculosis – the burden to […]

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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 […]

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Zambia plague outbreak yields lessons learned — again

When the first children with fevers and swollen neck glands arrived at public health clinics in the Nyimba District of Zambia in March 2015, health workers […]