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‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose an Overseas Threat

Tens of thousands of newborns in India are dying after being infected by antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Ebola Response in Liberia Is Hampered by Infighting

The global response to the Ebola virus in Liberia is being hampered by poor coordination and serious disagreements between Liberian officials and the donors and health agencies fighting the epidemic

Ebola in Sierra Leone ‘spreading quickly’- campaign group

BBC: The Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) found that in rural parts of Sierra Leone the virus is spreading nine times faster than two months ago

Finally, some good news in Liberia: WHO says rate of new cases appears to be slowing down

TheWashingtonPost: WHO say that there is strong evidence that the rate of new Ebola cases in Liberia is declining for the first time since the crisis began.

Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

WorldHealthOrganization: Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated.