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Jan 12, 2011

Jan 12, 2011

WHO launches plan to contain drug-resistant malaria

(CIDRAP News) – Warning that the spread of artemisinin-resistant parasites threatens the world's most potent tool for fighting malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) today released a new plan for containment.

Feb 15, 2011

Feb 15, 2011

USAID director outlines global health goals

(CIDRAP News) – In tough economic conditions, the United States has sharpened its global health goals to more efficiently expand its reach and invest resources in the most promising treatment and diagnostic tools, Rajiv Shah, MD, director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) said in a speech today at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Feb 25, 2011

Feb 25, 2011

NEWS SCAN: Plague in Oregon, live malaria vaccine

Two human plague cases reported in OregonTwo cases of human plague, the first in Oregon since 1995 and the only US cases in 2010, were reported by the Oregon Health Authority in September 2010, according to an article in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The patients, ages 17 and 42, lived in the same household and had symptoms at the same time. Both had high fever and multiple bilateral inguinal buboes.

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