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Global Health: Marburg Virus, Related to Ebola, Is Found in Bats in West Africa

The Marburg virus, a deadly cousin of Ebola, has been isolated in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time it has been found in West Africa. Five bats caught in three health districts tested positive for the virus, according to two teams of scientists. One was led by the Centers for Disease Control… Read More »

Time to End ‘Wild West’ of Health Data Usage in HIPAA-Free Zones

Congress’ sweeping opioids legislation—a bill that includes several important health IT provisions—has created much debate in recent days and weeks, as stakeholders sit on different sides of the table over a key patient privacy element. For background, two weeks ago, the U.S. Senate passed The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, which has the core… Read More »