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Among Malaria Parasites, Real Feel for Mosquitoes

TheNewYorkTimes: A new study by French researchers published by PLOS pathogens suggests that it is possible that malaria parasites circulating in the blood can actually sense that there are mosquitoes around. And as a result, the parasites can react by increasing their numbers to the mosquitos are more likely to carry  Read More »

What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak

TheNewYorkTimes: How many people have been infected? How is the Disease transmitted? What is the US doing to Help? Status updates on the Ebola outbreak and comparisons to other major public health outbreaks from the 21st century.

Severe respiratory virus afflicting children confirmed in at least six states, as others investigate possible cases

TheWashingtonPost: Scores of children in at least a dozen states are afflicted by a severe respiratory illness, with at least six states confirming the presence of a rare virus strain in children as young as six weeks old, public health officials say.

World Bank Group Approves US$105 Million Grant for Faster Ebola Epidemic Containment

WorldBank: The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$105 million grant to finance Ebola-containment efforts underway in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, help families and communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and rebuild and strengthen essential public health systems in the three worst-affected  Read More »

Fact Sheet: Emergency Response to the Ebola Crisis

TheWorldBank: The Ebola epidemic continues to spread rapidly in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, with the World Health Organization (WHO) projecting that the virus could infect more than 20,000 people.  If the virus continues to surge in the three worst-affected countries, its economic impact could deal a potentially catastrophic blow to these  Read More »