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News You Really Need To See: “Dengue Outbreak Overwhelms Delhi”

“Dengue Outbreak Overwhelms Delhi” The New York Times, October 10, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/10/world/asia/desperate-families-in-delhi-as-dengue-overwhelms-hospitals.html “During the annual dengue season, roughly from August to November, stories like Aman’s circulate through the city.  The dengue outbreak in Delhi appears to be the worst … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Olives, and a Way of Life, Under Threat”

“Olives, and a Way of Life, Under Threat” The New York Times, May 12, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/12/world/europe/fear-of-ruin-as-disease-takes-hold-of-italys-olive-trees.html?_r=0 “Across the stony heel of Italy, a peninsula ringed by the blue-green waters of the Mediterranean, olive trees have existed for centuries, shaping the … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Ebola Drug Cures Monkeys Infected with West African Virus Strain”

“Ebola Drug Cures Monkeys Infected with West African Virus Strain” BBC, April 22, 2015 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-32424145 “An experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with the Ebola virus, US-based scientists have said.  The treatment, known as TKM-Ebola-Guinea, targets the Makona strain of the … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Nearly Halted in Sierra Leone, Ebola Makes Comeback by Sea”

“Nearly Halted in Sierra Leone, Ebola Makes Comeback by Sea” The New York Times, March 1, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/world/africa/nearly-beaten-in-sierra-leone-ebola-makes-a-comeback-by-sea.html “It seemed as if the Ebola crisis was abating.  New cases were plummeting.  The president lifted travel restrictions, and schools were … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Year in Review Countdown … #2

Dec. 29, 2014 by Darius [As 2014 draws to a close, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look back at what I consider to be the three biggest international affairs events to occur in 2014 and why I … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose Overseas Threat”

“‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose Overseas Threat” The New York Times, December 4, 2014, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/04/world/asia/superbugs-kill-indias-babies-and-pose-an-overseas-threat.html?_r=0 “A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, and among its many victims are tens of thousands of newborns dying … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Simple Power of Hand-Washing”

Nov. 6, 2014 by Darius  According to Mali-born public health professional Dr. Myriam Sidibe, one of the most important, if underrated, tools to improve global public health is very mundane: soap.  In her talk, “The Simple Power of Hand-Washing,” Sidibe … Continue reading

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