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December 21, 2014
New suit for Ebola workers promises more comfort, safety
Baltimore (AFP) Dec 19, 2014
For health care workers on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, risking their lives in stifling protective suits, relief could soon be on the way. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new-style outfit that is not only more comfortable, but also less likely to accidentally infect its users. Conceived during a weekend hackathon in October, it has just won funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), lifting hopes it could be in production ... read more

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China grandfather defends petition to expel HIV-positive boy: report
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Cause of malaria drug resistance in SE Asia identified
Growing resistance to malaria drugs in Southeast Asia is caused by a single mutated gene inside the disease-causing Plasmodium falciparum parasite, according to a study led by David Fidock, PhD, pro ... more
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Iraqi man who lost five sons to AIDS in weary fight for justice
First one of his sons died, then another and another. By 1996, Khalid al-Jabor had lost five children to AIDS, all victims of contaminated blood allegedly exported to Iraq by a French firm now owned by drug giant Sanofi. ... more
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Cambodia village reports mass HIV/AIDS infection
Cambodian health authorities on Tuesday said more than 80 people - including children and the elderly - who tested positive for HIV/AIDS in a single remote village may have been infected by contaminated needles. ... more
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Ebola virus may replicate in an exotic way
University of Utah researchers ran biochemical analysis and computer simulations of a livestock virus to discover a likely and exotic mechanism to explain the replication of related viruses such as ... more
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Prepare for severe flu season: US health chiefs
This year's flu season could be especially severe, US health authorities warned Thursday, adding that genetic mutations mean the vaccine won't be as effective against some of the most prevalent flu strains. ... more
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Bird flu found at two farms in Canada
Authorities in Canada said Tuesday they put two poultry farms in British Columbia under quarantine after they tested positive for bird flu. ... more
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New Dutch cull ordered after bird flu confirmed as H5N8
Dutch authorities on Monday ordered the cull of 50,000 poultry after a bird flu outbreak on a nearby farm was confirmed as the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain. ... more
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Uganda 'HIV nurse' to be released from jail
A court in Uganda on Friday upheld the conviction for criminal negligence of a HIV-infected nurse who inserted a needle into a two-year-old child after pricking herself, but ordered she be given early release from prison. ... more
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Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia
The questions teenagers ask about HIV are brutally honest, anonymous - and sent in 160 characters or less over mobile phone text messages. ... more
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WHO warning as China says nearly 500,000 living with HIV
The World Health Organization issued a call to action to China Monday over HIV/AIDS as government figures said nearly half a million people are living with the disease or its precursor, with hundreds of thousands more thought to be undiagnosed. ... more
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Teenagers, children missing out in AIDS fight: US
Greater efforts are needed in the fight against AIDS to reach at-risk teenagers and children who are failing to get as much help as other communities, US officials warned Monday. ... more
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Canada sending medics to West Africa to fight Ebola
Canada will send 40 military medics to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, officials said Thursday while also encouraging Canadian health care workers to join the fight. ... more
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Water-borne disease plagues IS-held city in Iraq
When Islamic State group fighters swept into northern Iraq's second city Mosul in a lightning June offensive, their propaganda trumpeted a better life for the people under jihadist rule. ... more
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Most US HIV cases not under control: study
As many as 70 percent of people infected with HIV in the United States do not have the virus under control, boosting the risk of transmission, according to a study Tuesday. ... more
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Intelligence agency shares unclassified data in fight against Ebola
A U.S. intelligence agency has launched a public website to provide unclassified geospatial intelligence data to aid in the battle against Ebola in Africa. ... more
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World Bank's Kim: end of Ebola epidemic 'not near'
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warned Friday that the Ebola epidemic is "not close to being over" after a new front opened against the deadly disease in Mali. ... more
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Apple teams with (RED) to fight AIDS
Apple on Monday teamed with the (RED) campaign founded by U2 singer Bono to raise money to fight AIDS. ... more
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Scientists worry bed bugs could spread Chagas disease
Bed bugs are every urbanite's worst nightmare, but from a public health perspective, they're considered rather harmless. Unlike rats or mosquitos, there's no evidence they carry or spread deadly diseases like malaria, yellow fever or dengue. But new research suggests the night-time bloodsucker can transmit the parasite that causes Chagas, a disease endemic to South America. ... more
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World Bank proposes global epidemic fund in wake of Ebola
World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim warned Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in west Africa could trigger famine, and called for the creation of an international emergency fund for epidemics. ... more
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80 million bacteria sealed with a kiss
As many as 80 million bacteria are transferred during a 10 second kiss, according to research published in the open access journal Microbiome. The study also found that partners who kiss each other ... more
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UN warns over threat of AIDS rebound
South African actress Charlize Theron threw her weight Tuesday behind an urgent new UN campaign to end AIDS as a global health threat by 2030. ... more
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Advances in electron microscopy reveal secrets of HIV
UC Davis researchers are getting a new look at the workings of HIV and other viruses thanks to new techniques in electron microscopy developed on campus. The envelope (or Env) protein of HIV is a ke ... more
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'Contagious' bird flu outbreaks on Dutch, British farms
Dutch officials were on Monday checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following outbreaks of similar strains of the virus in Britain and Germany. ... more
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Chinese medics in Liberia to beef up Ebola fight
A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being "extremely ill". ... more
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