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What we’re reading: From political machinations, to vulnerability on the frontlines, the insecurity of global health security

Global Health Security: Protecting the United States in an Interconnected World – The reasons to ensure that all countries have the skills, staff and tools they need to detect, prevent, respond to and contain outbreaks of infectious diseases can be counted by the numbers of people spared from preventable illness and death, and by the […]

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Zika prevention measures in Puerto Rico validate, inform responses to other diseases

How do you change other people’s habits — from what they wear, to whether they use condoms —  in the interests of their health and public health? In Puerto Rico, during the height of the Zika epidemic there, the stakes were high, as the devastating neurological impacts of the mosquito-born virus on children born to […]

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As cases of polio-like illness triple from previous year, public health officials increase surveillance, follow-up

Two years after launching surveillance of acute flaccid myelitis, and amid climbing cases, CDC continues to seek cause, and notes gaps in knowledge of long term outcomes With three times the number of cases of a paralyzing illness, mostly affecting children, from the start of 2018 to the beginning of November than during that period […]

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State Department objects to Tanzania LGBT persecution without noting health impacts; IAS delineates damage to HIV responses

The U.S. Department of State today issued an expression of concern over Tanzanian government actions targeting its LGBT population, noting that the violence, oppression and intimidation recently unleashed “inhibits development, economic prosperity, peace and security.” Missing from those cited global goals is health, although health is a driver of all of them, while discrimination, bias, […]

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State Department objects to Tanzania LGBT persecution without noting health impacts; IAS delineates damage to HIV responses

The U.S. Department of State today issued an expression of concern over Tanzanian government actions targeting its LGBT population, noting that the violence, oppression and intimidation […]

Tuberculosis

49th Union World Conference on Lung Health: 90 percent of participants in short-course XDR-TB regimen cured after six months

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – New results from the ongoing Nix-TB trial continue to confirm a short-course treatment regimen of bedaquiline – one of the two newest […]

Research & Development

Vaccinations begin in new Zika prevention trial

A trial to test the safety of, and immune response prompted by, the latest candidate for a vaccine to protect against Zika virus infection has begun […]

Policy

As cases of polio-like illness triple from previous year, public health officials increase surveillance, follow-up

Two years after launching surveillance of acute flaccid myelitis, and amid climbing cases, CDC continues to seek cause, and notes gaps in knowledge of long term […]