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Realpolitik and global pandemics | The Lancet Global Health Blog

Vin Gupta | “President Barack Obama’s call to the UN for a more urgent multinational response to the Ebola outbreak that has stricken West Africa Read More

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WHO response to Internal Ebola document leaked to media

“WHO believes in transparency and accountability and will release this review when it is fact-checked. For now, WHO’s focus is to obtain the resources needed Read More

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CDC Director: Why I don’t support a travel ban to combat Ebola

By Tom Frieden “We don’t want to isolate parts of the world, or people who aren’t sick, because that’s going to drive patients with Ebola Read More

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Realpolitik and global pandemics | The Lancet Global Health Blog

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Vin Gupta | “President Barack Obama’s call to the UN for a more urgent multinational response to the Ebola outbreak that has stricken West Africa Read More


WHO response to Internal Ebola document leaked to media

WHO

“WHO believes in transparency and accountability and will release this review when it is fact-checked. For now, WHO’s focus is to obtain the resources needed Read More


Malaria parasite detection increases during pregnancy in wild chimpanzees

Background: The diversity of malaria parasites (Plasmodium sp.) infecting chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and their close relatedness with those infecting humans is well documented.


High-throughput tri-colour flow cytometry technique to assess Plasmodium falciparum…

Background: Unbiased flow cytometry-based methods have become the technique of choice in many laboratories for high-throughput, accurate assessments of malaria parasites in bioassays.


CDC Director: Why I don’t support a travel ban to combat Ebola

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By Tom Frieden “We don’t want to isolate parts of the world, or people who aren’t sick, because that’s going to drive patients with Ebola Read More


Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo NOT related to West Africa outbreak

Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo — NEJM.


Detection of mixed infection level of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax by SYBR Green…

Background: Malaria is caused by five Plasmodium species and transmitted by anopheline mosquitoes.


How to Ensure we “Leave No One Behind” on the International Day for the Eradication of…

; Today marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year’s theme, “Leave no one behind,” is especially important to me as an advocate for the world’s most vulnerable populations. As former director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and as a Special Envoy for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), I have called […]


News Outlets Examine Development, Importance Of Ebola Vaccines

News outlets report on efforts to develop an Ebola vaccine and the importance of using such a tool. The Guardian: Ebola epidemic may not end without developing vaccine, scientist warns (Boseley, 10/16). The Hill: HHS advances third Ebola vaccine development (Kamisar, 10/16). ScienceInsider: Issues continue to dog the testing of Ebola drugs and vaccines (Cohen,…More


Dr. Paul Farmer: ‘An Ebola Diagnosis Need Not be a Death Sentence’

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Photo by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In HealthDr. Paul Farmer and members of the PIH Advance Ebola Response Team meet with Liberian health care workers during a recent visit to the Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru, Liberia. This week the London Review of Books published an essay by PIH Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer in which he reflects on a recent trip to Liberia and assesses the severity of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa


Nationwide assessment of insecticide susceptibility in Anopheles gambiae populations from…

Background: The scale-up of malaria interventions in sub-Saharan Africa has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in insecticide resistance in Anopheles spp.


Comparative analysis of IgG responses to Plasmodium falciparum MSP1p19 and PF13-DBL1alpha1…

Background: Numerous Plasmodium falciparum antigens elicit humoral responses in humans living in endemic areas.


Anti-relapse activity of mirincamycin in the Plasmodium cynomolgi sporozoite-infected Rhesus…

Background: Mirincamycin is a close analog of the drug clindamycin used to treat Plasmodium falciparum blood stages.


New Insights in Cysticercosis Transmission

by Carmen S. Arriola, Armando E.


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