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AIDS Update - Adolescents falling through the cracks
When you are an adolescent, you are supposed to feel as if you could live forever. And, indeed, adolescents are less vulnerable to disease and more resilient. Their survival rates are as high as their youthful spirits.
 
   
MERS-CoV Update - Saudi Arabia sees surge in new MERS cases
Expert mission visits Saudi, raises concern over gaps in knowledge There has been a surge in the number of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) cases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with more than 60 new cases reported in the first few weeks of February. 
 
   
Health & Climate Changes - Infectious diseases emerging in new hosts, new places
The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, says a noted zoologist affiliated with the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 
   
Iraq Update - Mobile clinics increase access to primary healthcare
The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, says a noted zoologist affiliated with the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 
   
Yemen Update - WHO responds to increasing health needs in Yemen
The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, says a noted zoologist affiliated with the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 
   
  Cardiology - One in four Saudis under 40 heading for heart attack in 10 years
One in four adults in Saudi Arabia is set to have a heart attack within the next 10 years, reveals research presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA), held 13 to 16 February in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
   
  Ebola Update - WHO approves rapid Ebola test
The WHO announced on 20 February that it has approved for use a rapid diagnostic test kit for Ebola that can provide results in 15 minutes and correctly identify 92% of patients infected by the disease that has killed more than 9,400 people, mainly in West Africa.
 
   

 Date of upload: 20th March 2015
                                  
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