Kansas reports four more measles cases

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Malteser International, FIND to collaborate on controlling sleeping sickness in South Sudan

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Two more chikungunya cases confirmed in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announced on Friday that two more people were confirmed to have chikungunya virus. Read More »

Bacterial infection before flu may protect against more severe complications

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WHO accelerates ebola response in West Africa

The World Health Organization recently increased its response efforts to the ongoing ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Read More »

Pneumococcus identified as potential protectant against secondary infection with flu

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U.N. allocates funds to vaccinate Somali children against measles

The United Nations announced on Monday the allocation of $1.4 million to vaccinate more than half a million children in Somalia against measles. Read More »

New report details efforts to combat neglected tropical diseases worldwide

A new report from the Global Network identifies methods used by different countries to combat neglected tropical diseases that affect more than one billion of the world's poorest people. Read More »

Rotary New Zealand pledges funds to fight polio

Rotary New Zealand recently pledged $4 million to an international partnership seeking to eradicate polio. Read More »

UNICEF helps tackle cholera in Haiti with sanitation campaign

UNICEF and the Haitian government launched a new campaign this week aimed at improving sanitation facilities in the country to combat the spread of cholera. Read More »

Number of babies with meningitis unchanged in past 25 years

Recent research funded by the Meningitis Research Foundation revealed that babies under 3 months of age have more than 70 times the chance of catching bacterial meningitis than adults. Read More »

Stop TB Partnership to move central operations from WHO to U.N.

The Stop TB Partnership announced on Wednesday that it would move its administration from the World Health Organization to the U.N. Office for Project Services (UNOPS) next year. Read More »

WHO endorses STBP move to U.N.

The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that it welcomes the decision by the Stop TB Partnership (STBP) Board to move its hosting and administrative arrangements to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Read More »

Haiti reaches several MDGs ahead of 2015 deadline

A new U.N. report said Haiti recently reached several of the Millenium Development Goals ahead of the 2015 deadline. Read More »

UNAIDS report shows most unaware of HIV-positive status

A recent report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) revealed that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV worldwide are unaware of their HIV-positive status. Read More »

NIAID health officials warn of possible U.S. chikungunya threat

Health officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently issued a warning about the potential for the emergence of the chikungunya virus in the U.S. Read More »

First U.S.-acquired chikungunya case reported in Florida

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Global Fund reports significant gains by grant-supported HIV, malaria program

The Global Fund announced last week that programs supported by its grants have made significant gains this year in the fight against tuberculosis, HIV and malaria. Read More »

Study finds influenza antivirals underprescribed, antibiotics overprescribed

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Reduced HIV prevention research funding could hamper treatment, services for patients

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