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Snakebite Anti-Venom Set To Run Out Next Year

If nothing is done, then by the middle of next year the world will run out of one of the safest and most effective treatments for snakebites. This could lead to tens of thousands of preventable deaths, warns the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which urges the global health community to take action in tackling one…

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First Outbreak Of Poliovirus In Africa For A Year

On July 20, a 19-month-old boy was paralyzed in Guinea, West Africa, as a result of contracting poliovirus. He was then taken to Bamako, the capital of neighboring Mali, in search of treatment, where the outbreak of polio was confirmed. The virus he caught is a close match to that responsible for an outbreak in Guinea in August 2014, which indicates…