Scientists Identify New Parasite that Has already Infected More than 100 People in the Northeast of Brazil

Brazilian scientists have identified a parasite that has infected over 100 people in the Northeast of the country, causing severe liver, spleen and skin damage and killing at least one person. The characteristics of the disease resemble visceral Leishmaniasis.

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Role in Health Security: Current Capabilities and Recommendations for the Future

This report offers an overview of US Department of Defense (DOD) health security activities and capabilities along with recommendations for strengthening the coherence and integration of DOD activities.