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U.S. commits additional support to end Ebola outbreak

A health worker measures a migrant’s temperature at the Democratic Republic of the Congo border in July (© John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images)   By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   The United States is approaching the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as both a national and …

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Creative ways to prevent malaria in Zimbabwe

A baby suffering from malaria in a hospital in Zimbabwe (© Gideon Mendel/Corbis/Getty Images)   By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   Not too long ago in Chapoto, a community in Zimbabwe near the borders of Zambia and Mozambique, babies often died from high fevers brought on by malaria. “We used to …

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U.S. firm powered new, electric race cars in Saudi event


Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa won the 2018 Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix race, the first race in the Middle East for E-Formula (electric) cars. (© Joe Portlock/Getty Images)   By: Christopher Connell   A new era for electric race cars has been inaugurated in the historic Saudi town of Diriyah. …

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U.S. marks 15 years of saving lives on World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   This December 1, on World AIDS Day, the United States commemorates 15 years of saving lives through the U.S. global AIDS relief initiative called the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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Why jail wildlife experts?

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Persian leopard photographed by a camera trap in Kavir National Park, Iran. (© Frans Lanting/National Geographic Creative)   By : Mary Jane Maxwell.   Fighting for the protection of Iran’s endangered leopards and cheetahs cost Kavous Seyed Emami his life. Iranian authorities arrested and interrogated the 64-year-old professor of sociology and …

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Poliovirus therapy is being used to combat brain cancer


Dr. Matthias Gromeier, a polio virologist in the U.S., holds a sample of the modified poliovirus he developed to attack glioblastoma brain tumor cells. (© Shawn Rocco/Duke Health)   By :  Sadie Goering.   An innovative poliovirus therapy developed at the Duke Cancer Institute, at Duke University, shows significantly improved rates of …

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Epidemic training helps contain Nipah outbreak

Nipah outbreak

India’s health ministry recently confirmed an outbreak of Nipah virus. The World Health Organization has named Nipah a top-priority disease. (© BSIP SA/Alamy)   By : Sadie Goering/ ShareAmerica.   Within 12 hours of being informed about cases of unknown fever and encephalitis-like symptoms in the southern Indian state of …

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This map of the world could save your life


South Korean schoolchildren wore masks during a 2015 epidemic of Middle East respiratory syndrome. Rapid response is key to stop epidemics from spreading, experts say. (© Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)   By : Christopher Connell.   You can learn a lot just by looking at a map. And looking at the world …

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