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PLOS NTDs co-Editor-in-Chief Peter Hotez lists the key scientific papers refuting the myth that vaccines cause autism I have a unique perspective on the recent headlines surrounding vaccines and their alleged links to autism. I
B-cells are essential in immunity against malaria, but which sub-sets of B-cells specifically recognize Plasmodium falciparum and when they appear is still largely unknown.
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Reuters: Exclusive: Malaria champions unnerved by Trump uncertainty at crucial time “When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will the world’s new leaders commit to finally beating this persistent parasite? In exclusive interviews with Reuters in Davos, Gates and Chambers both voiced…More
Devex: Q&A: WHO candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus “As health minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus saw the impact of disease outbreaks and poor health care firsthand. He witnessed how malaria could devastate an agricultural workforce and leave crops unharvested. … Now as a candidate for the World Health Organization’s director generalship, Tedros seeks to…More
NPR: A Teen’s Family Fought To Get Her A Restricted TB Drug — And Won “A teenager who sued the Indian government to gain access to a new drug against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was granted her petition in a ruling handed down by the New Delhi High Court on January 18, according to the family lawyer.…More
BioMed Central’s “BugBitten”: The future of emerging infectious diseases in the Trump era Krisztian Magori, editor at BugBitten and assistant professor of biostatistics in the Department of Biology at Eastern Washington University, writes, “Today marks the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States. At the dawn of this new…More
NIH Fogarty International Center: Global Health Matters The most recent issue of the Fogarty International Center’s newsletter contains various articles addressing global health issues, including a profile of Paul Farmer’s advocacy of global health equity and an article examining the use of “big data” in infectious disease surveillance and modeling (January/February 2017).
USAID Office of Inspector General: 8 Arrested in Guinea for Illicit Sale of Antimalarial Drugs “This week, an investigation by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Inspector General (OIG) led local authorities in Guinea to arrest eight individuals for illegally selling drugs to fight malaria. The arrests came after weeks of joint…More
Kaiser Family Foundation: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic This updated fact sheet provides information on current HIV prevalence and incidence, prevention and treatment strategies, and the U.S. and global responses to the epidemic (1/19). Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) This updated fact sheet examines the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan…More
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