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Background reading and videos for this topic - though some of these will be used in lessons. The films are useful ones to watch - the full length - so look out for them! Ask in class if there is anything you don't understand.
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Zika and Ebola: A taste of things to come? - BBC News

Zika and Ebola: A taste of things to come? - BBC News | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
In this week's Scrubbing Up, Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of the Gavi Alliance suggests Ebola and Zika may be followed by other public health emergencies fuelled by other lesser-known diseases.
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Child malaria vaccine: Final trials bring hope - BBC News

Child malaria vaccine: Final trials bring hope - BBC News | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could protect one third of children against malaria, according to data published in The Lancet.
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The #1 reason people die early, in each country

In the US, it's heart disease. In Syria, it's war.
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Cuba calling: what this small island can teach the world about disease control

Cuba calling: what this small island can teach the world about disease control | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
West Africa needs what Cuba has: a well-trained, coordinated healthcare system. Anything less and Ebola wins, writes Conner Gorry
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The Cell That Started a Pandemic

The Cell That Started a Pandemic | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
In the early 1980s, epidemiologists were racing to understand a mysterious disease that was killing young men in California. As we now know, that disease was AIDS. And it soon grew into one of the biggest global pandemics in human history. But back in 1984, no one knew what it was, or how it was spreading. So the CDC commissioned a study (abstract here) to look at whether it might be sexually transmitted. And the results were startling--the data seemed to point to a figure at the center of the outbreak from which all the other cases radiated. A few ...
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Air pollution is UK’s ‘forgotten public health crisis’ | AirQualityNews

Air pollution is UK’s ‘forgotten public health crisis’ | AirQualityNews | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
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Zika outbreak: What you need to know - BBC News

Zika outbreak: What you need to know - BBC News | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
An alarming and disturbing infection linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains is spreading through the Americas.
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Ebola Strikes Mali Just as Vaccination Effort Gets Under Way

Ebola Strikes Mali Just as Vaccination Effort Gets Under Way | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
An imam crossed the border while ill with Ebola, potentially sparking an outbreak.
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How sick are the world’s healthcare systems?

How sick are the world’s healthcare systems? | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
The NHS is in trouble and its chief executive, Simon Stevens, has requested £8bn to save it. But how does Britain’s system compare with healthcare around the world – and what can we learn?
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Liberians in Dallas Convey Hope Back Home

Liberians in Dallas Convey Hope Back Home | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
The disease and its aftershocks have been ravaging their homelands for months; now the U.S. is joining the fight
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Ebola virus: how it spreads and what it does to you – video

Ebola virus: how it spreads and what it does to you – video | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
Ian Sample explains how Ebola is transmitted, the organs it disrupts, the symptoms of infection and the chances of survival
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Ebola 2014

Ebola 2014 | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
Objective: To find out what the Ebola virus is and how it can be spread.  All tasks can be completed by completing the work booklet by clicking on the blue tab to the right.  Starter  - Videos...
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Obesity: Africa’s new crisis

Obesity: Africa’s new crisis | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
The arrival of fast food has triggered the latest health epidemic to hit developing countries. As doctors begin the fightback against morbid obesity, Bénédicte Desrus travels round Africa photographing people living with the condition, while Ian Birrell reveals why South Africa now faces its biggest challenge since HIV
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Malaria battle 'hit by funding'

Malaria battle 'hit by funding' | TunstallGeog Health | Scoop.it
Recent gains in the fight against malaria could be reversed because funding has stalled, the World Health Organization says.
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