Jason Beaubien

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Brazil's Expanding Yellow Fever Outbreak Started With Monkeys

Friday, February 17, 2017

Since December, there have been more than 1,000 suspected human cases of yellow fever and hundreds more probable cases in monkeys.

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Drug-Resistant Malaria Turns Up In The U.K.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Artemisinin-based medications have long been the treatment of choice for malaria. But late in 2015, health officials in Britain came across a cluster of cases that refused to succumb to the drugs.

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Why Is Extensively Drug-Resistant TB On The Rise?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

There are two main theories. A new study of South African patients points to the scarier of the two.

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Jamaica Says U.S. And Others Are 'Poaching' Its Nurses

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Some surgeries are being postponed due to a lack of nursing staff.

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Wins And Losses In Global Health In 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

The editor of the New England Journal Of Medicine is a big Red Sox fan. And so he framed the year in global health in baseball terms.

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Amid Growing Unrest, South Sudan Kicks Out Aid Workers

Friday, December 16, 2016

At a time when South Sudanese need aid more than ever, staffers from one of the biggest humanitarian groups in the country were expelled — with no explanation.

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Study: Child Laborers In Bangladesh Are Working 64 Hours A Week

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A new report from the Overseas Development Institute finds that impoverished children are working long hours in violation of the country's labor laws.

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U.N. Finally Apologizes For Cholera In Haiti ... But Omits One Point

Friday, December 02, 2016

On Thursday, Ban Ki-moon apologized to the Haitian people: "We simply did not do enough with regard to the cholera outbreak."

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Top U.S. AIDS Official Touts Progress, Has Tough Words For Tanzania

Thursday, December 01, 2016

An interview with Dr. Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS coordinator. She says this is an "exciting" time in the global fight against the disease.

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Why Can't We Bring Down The Number Of New HIV Cases?

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Despite progress against the disease, roughly 2 million people are infected with the virus every year.

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Zika Pregnancies And Big Questions In Puerto Rico

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

More than 2,600 pregnant women on the island have tested positive for Zika. While the number of confirmed cases of fetal abnormalities has been small, officials are concerned about long-term effects.

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The New Debate Over Bed Nets And Malaria Prevention

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Do they still help prevent disease caused by the bite of infected mosquitoes? A five-year study offers cause for concern as well as good news.

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Kenyan 'Wonk' Breaks Barriers As Student Body Prez At UNC

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Bradley Opere is the first African to hold the office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Along the way, he's learned a lot about politics, race — and football.

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The Rainy Season Strategy To Stop Malaria

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

It's called Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention. And so far, the results have been remarkable.

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What If You Had Ebola And Didn't Even Know It?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Viruses can hit people in different ways, with symptoms ranging from minimal to severe. A doctor wanted to know if that was true for Ebola as well.

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Haiti Launches Largest-Ever Cholera Vaccination Campaign

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Haiti rolls out an effort to vaccinate 800,000 people in parts of the country devastated by Hurricane Matthew.

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Cholera 101: Why An Ancient Disease Keeps On Haunting Us

Friday, November 04, 2016

What, exactly, is cholera? And why can't we stop it?

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Linked To Haiti Cholera Outbreak, U.N. Considers Paying Millions In Compensation

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The plan could include cash payments to individuals and communities that have been affected by the outbreak. But it has its critics.

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Who Can Haitians Trust To Deliver Hurricane Aid?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

There's a debate about who should control the assistance: politicians, aid groups, church groups.

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How Many Houses Did Hurricane Leave Standing In Port Salut, Haiti?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hurricane Matthew hit the coastal city dead-on. A grim tally is underway to figure out how many homes were destroyed — and how much help is needed to rebuild.

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