A summary of this week’s top health news stories around the web.
International health news
- Cost-cutting boosts health access – An operation which costs $1,583 in India costs $106,385 in the U.S. cutting costs has helped millions access healthcare in the developing world.
- MERS less contagious than SARS – A new report says the MERS virus is less infectious than SARS as it’s older people and those with chronic health problems are more likely to succumb to the disease.
- World Hepatitis Day – One of only four diseases to have an international “day”, hepatitis is a global scourge, with 2 million people affected by hepatitis B alone.
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