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Nov 01, 2010

Nov 01, 2010

Elimination of malaria remains a distant goal

(CIDRAP News) – A collection of articles published recently in The Lancet lays out a daunting array of obstacles to the global elimination of malaria, including the lack of an effective vaccine, and suggests that the achievement remains decades away.

Oct 14, 2010

Oct 14, 2010

FAO: World on verge of rinderpest eradication

(CIDRAP News) – In a move that sets the stage for the official eradication of the deadly cattle plague rinderpest, animal health authorities are ending all field activities to control the disease, theUnited Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.

Oct 14, 2010

SIGA gets federal contract to produce smallpox antiviral

(CIDRAP News) – In a move to allow the United States to stockpile its first specialized treatment for smallpox bioterror attacks and related infections, SIGA Technologies announced yesterday that it will receive a federal contract to deliver 1.7 million courses of a new antiviral medication.

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