“Zika Outbreak Could Last 3 Years, Scientists Estimate”
The outbreak will likely end when enough people are infected to create widespread immunity to the virus. The Zika virus outbreak spreading through the Americas could go on for three years, according to a new studypublished in the journal Science.
Scientists from Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health estimate that the currentZika...
“Deadly Bacteria Spread across Oceans as Water Temperatures Rise”
In the Scientific American's ClimateWire, Umair Irfan published about how the temperature rise of the world's oceans will impact the spread of deadly bacteria such as Cholera. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's professor Rita Colwell explains how this is grounded in a study on plankton:
Deadly bacteria are spreading through...
“Surgical Care Required for Populations Affected by Climate-related…”
Along with colleagues from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, University of Washington, University ofCalifornia, Irvine, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health professors Eugenia Lee, Adam Kushner, and Yuanting Zha published an article on the demand for surgical care...
“How La Niña Could Affect the Spread of Zika” | National Geographic
Many public health experts have discussed the impacts of El Niño on human health. Now National Geographic's Gulnaz Khan has shifted the lens to the potential impacts of La Niña:
This year, one of the strongest El Niño events on record affected weather patterns worldwide, bringing with it major flooding and severe...
“2 Polio Paralysis Cases in Nigeria Set Back Eradication Effort”
Recently reported cases of paralysis from polio in Nigeria has reframed how the international health community is thinking about the polio-eradication efforts. The New York Times published an article on the set back in the polio eradication effort:
In a serious setback to the drive to eradicate polio from the world, two cases of paralysis caused by the virus have been...
“Preparing for the next global outbreak”
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine discusses infectious diseases and the impacts of their outbreaks on the globe. Learn what experts have to say about Zika, Ebola, and Polio, and their reflections on SARS and H1N1 influenza from Meera Senthilingam's article:
Imagine if one day something changed that would completely alter the way you live your life, day in, day out,...
“Could Yellow Fever Become the Next Pandemic?” | Scientific American
Published in the Scientific American on August 15, 2016, Emily Baumgaertner reports about the "suspected" cases of yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which have not been confirmed due to a dearth of access to the required blood tests. The article dives into the implications of the unconfirmed yellow fever cases:
the missing diagnoses have...
“World Bank Urges China Health-Care Reform to Save 3% of GDP”
A series of structural changes to China’s current health-care system could save Asia’s largest economy up to 3 percent of GDP, according to a study released Friday.
Conducted jointly by the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization and Chinese government agencies, the report suggests China take ten years to fully implement changes,...
“El Nino driving child marriage & labour across southern Africa”
On July 20, 2016, Thomson Reuters Foundation's Katy Migiro published an article highlighting the impact of El Nino on child marriage and labor in southern Africa.
Tens of thousands of children across southern Africa are being pushed out of school and into early marriage or child labour because of drought and hunger caused by the El Nino...
“Escalation of Ebola crisis could have been avoided,” World Bank President
As published in the Guardian, President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim emphasizes the role of funding delays in escalating the Ebola crisis in West Africa:
The catastrophic Ebola outbreak in west Africa could have been snuffed out as early as the summer of 2014...
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