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Oct 12, 2017

Oct 12, 2017
Hurricane Irma flooding

Groups warn of infectious disease threats in Puerto Rico

As access to drinking water continues to pose a problem, leptospirosis infections and deaths have been reported.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017
Tillerson at Grand Challenges

Secretary Tillerson lauds global health security agenda

Tillerson voices support for US collaboration on global infectious disease issues, including those involving HIV and malaria.

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

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.

Jul 07, 2017

Jul 07, 2017
Brenda Fitzgerald

Public health leaders see strong choice in new CDC director

Public health groups leaders see a strong leader and ally, but worry over looming CDC budget challenges.

Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017
Ebola response

US cities' Ebola lessons yield readiness checklist

Also, a new study estimates that safe burials may have saved 1,400 to 10,400 lives in West Africa's outbreak.

May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017
Airline pandemic flu testing

World Bank says most nations not ready for pandemic

One recommendations is for all nations to assess preparedness and animal health capacities by 2019.

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Skvortsova, Tedros, and Chan

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected WHO director-general

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. 

May 23, 2017
Federal budget

White House budget proposal spells steep cuts for public health

Though deep cuts aren't likely to be enacted, health groups and experts aired strong concerns.

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
WHA Margaret Chan

WHA hears Chan's farewell, prepares to pick new WHO head

Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.

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