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Jun 06, 2018

Jun 06, 2018
IV port

DRC probes 5 new possible Ebola cases; WHO details experimental drugs

The WHO says clinicians in treatment centers will make decisions on what drugs to use, based on what's most helpful to patients and with patients' informed consent.

May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
Ebola community

DRC Ebola response faces community resistance as report analyzes US policy

A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation says the US role in outbreak response is key but less prominent in the face of stronger international capacity.

Oct 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017
TB therapy

Despite progress, WHO paints 'grim' picture of global TB

2016 saw 10.4 million TB cases and 1.7 million deaths, with 490,000 multidrug-resistant cases.

Jul 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017
AIDS researcher

Report details economic benefits of US global health R & D

The study says the funding has spurred growth of US jobs while bringing lifesaving products to the world.

Oct 13, 2016

Oct 13, 2016
Miami Beach

New area of Zika transmission described in Miami

At least 5 people have contracted Zika in a  small area in North Miami Beach.

Feb 08, 2016

Feb 08, 2016

Obama seeks $1.8 billion for Zika response; CDC ups emergency level

The administration's request covers both domestic and international actions, with CDC's EOC at a level to speed up and coordinate the response.

Jul 10, 2015

Jul 10, 2015
DNA fingerprint

Gene study points to Liberian source for new Ebola cluster

The new Ebola disease cluster in Liberia probably was not sparked by an imported case. 

Apr 16, 2015

Apr 16, 2015
Obama Ebola presidents

Multilateral groups to address Ebola economic recovery

Also ahead of economic talks, Oxfam said $1.7 billion is needed to rebuild health systems, and the World Bank shared employment data.

Apr 13, 2015

Apr 13, 2015
Africa map

US, African agreement formalizes creation of African CDC

Officials said the center is clearly needed, for Ebola and other disease threats.

Feb 11, 2015

Feb 11, 2015
Health workers in Guinea

Surge in Guinea, activity in Sierra Leone stall Ebola decline

Although response efforts have curbed exponential growth, getting to zero will be a 'long and bumpy road.'

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