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US Lawmaker: Ban Travel To US From Ebola-Stricken Countries

James Butty | Voice of America | July 31, 2014

A U.S. congressman has asked the Obama administration to impose an immediate travel ban on the citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as well as on foreigners who have visited those countries, to contain the spread of Ebola to the United States...

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US Provides $40 Million To Tackle Infectious Diseases

Jan Piotrowski | SciDev.Net | March 11, 2014

Developing countries will receive extra support to prevent, detect and respond to health threats as the US government announced plans last month (13 February) to boost funding for nations at high risk from infectious disease. Read More »

Viral Intelligence

Mark Sircus | DrSircus.com | October 8, 2014

The CDC thinks that American hospitals are prepared to handle Ebola. RNs beg to differ...

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Virus Crossing Oceans: Chikungunya In The Americas

Tobi Skotnes | The Disease Daily | September 29, 2014

While countries in Africa are battling the current Ebola outbreak, the Western Hemisphere is battling a chikungunya outbreak that has reached record numbers: 700,000 suspected cases in over 34 countries...

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Where Next for PLOS: Working Together to Make Waves in Scientific Communication

What began as a ripple with the goal to make research accessible and free has propagated into over 157 funder and 500 university policies that provide millions of readers around the world increasing opportunities to make important, positive impacts on global health, scientific discovery, policy and education. This wave of Open Access–and now Open Science–moving through the scientific community has created a scientific publishing ecosystem that spreads beyond researchers, reviewers, editors and funders to include technologists, institutions, patients, entrepreneurs and librarians...

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WHO Sounds Alarm On Widespread 'Superbug' Infections

Kim Painter | USA Today | April 30, 2014

Disease-causing bacteria that resist antibiotic treatment are now widespread in every part of the world and have reached "alarming levels" in many areas, says the first global report on the issue from the World Health Organization. Read More »

Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus

Jason Beaubien | Shots | April 24, 2014

The latest medical acronym to fear is MERS: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The virus has killed 83 people in the Arabian Gulf since first emerging in 2012 and now looks as if it could pose a global threat. Read More »

World Health Organization: No, Seriously, Stop Abusing Antibiotics

James Hamblin | The Atlantic | April 30, 2014

In a consciously alarming report today, the agency said, "Without urgent action, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill." Read More »

‘Entire Villages Disappeared’: Ebola Deaths In Sierra Leone ‘Underreported’

Staff Writer | RT News | October 1, 2014

Ebola’s toll on Sierra Leone is much greater than previously thought, with entire villages killed off by the virus. This means up to 20,000 people could have succumbed to the disease by now, a senior coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) believes...

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Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) 2017

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
April 22, 2017 - 2:00am - April 23, 2017 - 2:00am
Location: 
Yale University New Haven, CT 06520
United States

The Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) 2017 is the world’s largest global health conference and also the largest social entrepreneurship conference. GHIC boasts an attendance of 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 American states and from over 55 countries. This conference will address topics related to global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. GHIC will include 300 speakers who will present lectures and workshops on a wide variety of topics to conference attendees...

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