WHOAt one-month mark in Ebola outbreak, the focus shifts to remote areas

One month into the response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the focus has moved from urban areas to some of the most remote places on earth. The shift comes after a series of unprecedented actions that have led to cautious optimism about the effectiveness of the response.

USA Today—Five Midwestern states warned: Throw away pre-cut melon due to salmonella concerns

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recalling pre-cut melon and pre-made fruit salads with melon in five Midwestern states because of potential salmonella bacteria contamination. No deaths have been reported, the CDC announced in a news release Friday afternoon, but 32 people have been sickened in Michigan as part of the outbreak that has also stretched into Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio.

The Telegraph—Venezuela hit by first case of Polio since 1989 as country falls deeper into crisis

Nearly 30 years after declaring Polio eradicated in Venezuela, the first case of the disease has been reported in the country as it reels from an economic crash crippling its healthcare system.

NPR—What to watch for as Trump takes aim at ACA protections

The Trump administration is refusing to defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, essentially arguing that federal courts should find the health law’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions unconstitutional.

Huffington Post—The U.S. is in the midst of a suicide crisis

Nearly 45,000 Americans over the age of 10 died by suicide in 2016 alone ― that’s more than double the number of Americans who died by homicide in the same year. And deaths by suicide have been steadily increasing across the country for nearly two decades, according to a new government report released on Thursday.