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The Democratic Republic of Congo does, in principle, have a public health-care system. But it has many weak points, according to University of Saskatchewan epidemiologist Bruce Reeder, who went on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) mission to the
Dr. Tom Frieden is director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Thursday, the United States joined more than 25 nations and international organizations to launch the Global Health Security Agenda , an effort to accelerate progress
U.S. government, Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, told reporters. "A threat anywhere is a threat everywhere," Frieden said. "We have the ability to make our country and the world substantially safer." World Health Organization deadline to set up
The United States is safer if it works with countries to fight infectious diseases because nations are connected by food and drinking water, officials say. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said global
Juba Partners in South Sudan were concerned about recent cases of yellow fever in parts of Sudan bordering South Sudan. Between 3 October and 17 November, 40 suspected cases of yellow fever and 10 associated deaths were reported in South and West
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A vaccine which could prevent HIV infection is on the horizon, new research suggests. Scientists have begun to understand the structure of the virus's envelope' which helps it enter human cells. The researchers say the breakthrough is of great value
As if you needed another reason to avoid bats this Halloween...Normally, bats aren't normally much of a threat to humans (vampires in disguise notwithstanding).
Makerere University college of Health Sciences is developing a paper-strip test for the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses, officials have said. The college secured $100,000 (Shs 260m) from Grand Challenges Canada, a not-for-profit initiative funded by
The findings, published in the US journal Science Translational Medicine, suggested that it may be possible to develop a cure for Ebola even after the virus can be detected in the blood and disease symptoms have become apparent, Xinhua reported.