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Descubren nuevos casos de virus similar al ébola en Bolivia

Se trata del virus Chapare, que provoca fiebre y hemorragias y que tiene una tasa de mortalidad del 60 por ciento. Se han detectado brotes en 2003 y 2019.
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Protecting land and animals will mitigate future pandemics, report says

The same forces driving extinction, habitat loss, and climate change will also lead to future pandemics, say an international group of scientists.
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Heidi Larson knows how to build trust in vaccines

For the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project, squashing viral rumors means building trust — and avoiding the term “anti-vaxxer.”
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U.S. will revive global virus-hunting effort ended last year

A federal agency is resurrecting a version of Predict, a scientific network that for a decade watched for new pathogens dangerous to humans. Joe Biden has also vowed to fund the effort.
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When a contagion comes, women bear a heavy burden

While contagions like COVID-19 might kill more men, the impact of a pandemic on women's lives is vast and understudied.

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Shannon Bennett: Pandemics of our own making

While it's critical that we devote our scientific ingenuity to beating back the current pandemic, we must also address our broken relationship with nature in a concerted effort to prevent similar outbreaks in the future.
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We could save trillions by paying for nature-based pandemic prevention

We know pandemics come from interactions between humans and wildlife. Nature-based pandemic prevention measures could protect us in the future, as long as we fund them adequately.
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How devastating pandemics change us

Deadly outbreaks have plagued societies for centuries. But they can lead to medical breakthroughs—if we learn the right lessons from them.
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Here's what we'll lose if the U.S. cuts ties with the WHO

Find out why the international agency exists in the first place—and the ramifications a U.S. withdrawal could have for global health.
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Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak is declared over

The World Health Organization called the end of the country’s 10th outbreak, the second deadliest in history, “a victory for science.” Health workers had faced mistrust and treatment centers were attacked.
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Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity's destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.

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Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity's destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.

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