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Oct 13, 2017

Oct 13, 2017
Global tracking

Global antibiotic resistance tracking project launched

Wellcome announces a project to track the burden of disease associated with AMR.

Oct 03, 2017

Oct 03, 2017
Cholera treatment

WHO, partners launch road map to slash cholera deaths

Six main strategies target disease in hot spot countries that drive much of the world's cholera activity.

Jun 13, 2017

Jun 13, 2017
Oral polio vaccine

WHO reports 2 polio clusters in the DRC, new details in Syria

The WHO says the 2 vaccine-derived clusters in the DRC involve 2 separate strains.

Mar 30, 2017

Mar 30, 2017
Vaccine cold storage

Freezing, shortages among global vaccine challenges

Vaccines are unavailable at least once a month, and 19% to 38% of shipments have temperature issues.

Mar 18, 2015

Mar 18, 2015
Community engagement in Guinea

Guinea's Ebola cases rise sharply, as cases ebb elsewhere

Though patterns look promising in Sierra Leone and Liberia, cases spiked in Guinea.

Dec 03, 2014

Dec 03, 2014
Ebola wokers carrying stretcher

Ebola cases top 17,000; activity still intense in Sierra Leone

Ebola cases have now reached 17,145, and deaths total 6,070.

Mar 24, 2014

Mar 24, 2014
TB chest x-ray

European group offers guidance for treating MDR, XDR-TB

In addition, Boston researchers provide what they say is the first estimate of MDR-TB in kids.

Mar 29, 2013

Mar 29, 2013

Scientists seek ethics review of H5N1 gain-of-function research

(CIDRAP News) – A group of scientists acting under the aegis of a vaccine research advocacy organization has asked President Obama's bioethics committee to evaluate the ethics of experiments designed to increase the transmissibility of H5N1 avian influenza viruses.

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