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Scientists have identified the genetic basis for an XDR typhoid outbreak in Pakistan.
Tedros, the first African to lead the WHO, succeeds Margaret Chan on Jul 1 as she steps down from the post after serving the global health agency for 10 years.
Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.
Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.
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