Public Health


  • World Immunization Week is April 20-24
    "Immunize for a Healthy Future: Know, Check, Protect" is the message of this year’s World Immunization Week, being celebrated April 24-30, 2014. The World Health Organization (WHO)  encourages you to ask your local health clinic which vaccines you need, check ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 197 Cases, 122 Deaths
    As of April 16, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 197 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 122 deaths. To date, 101 cases have been laboratory confirmed, including 56 deaths, 43 cases (33 deaths) meet the ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Question Emergency Water Treatment Guidelines
    The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) recommendations for treating water after a natural disaster or other emergencies call for more chlorine bleach than is necessary to kill disease-causing pathogens and are often impractical to carry out, a new study has found. ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • Surviving Ebola, Overcoming Stigma
    When Abdullah D. saw a doctor in the hospital close to his home in Conakry in late March 2014, he had high fever, headaches and felt very weak. The doctor immediately called in the infectious disease experts who arranged for Abdullah to be admitted to the country’s ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 168 Cases, 108 Deaths
    As of April 14, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 168 clinically compatible cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 108 deaths. The detailed situation report is available as of April 11, describing 159 clinically compatible ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa: 158 Cases, 101 Deaths
    As of April 9, 2014, a cumulative total of 158 clinically compatible cases, including 101 deaths have been officially reported. Laboratory investigations continue at the Institut Pasteur (IP) Dakar laboratory in Conakry (65 samples tested, of which 38 are positive by PCR ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Providing Healthcare to Ebola Patients
    Two patients were released on the morning of April 3, 2014 from the Ebola isolation ward at Donka national teaching hospital, having spent seven days in the isolation ward after testing positive for Ebola virus. Having been free of symptoms for three days and testing ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa: 151 Cases, 95 Deaths
    As of April 7, 2014, a cumulative total of 151 clinically compatible cases, including 95 deaths had officially been reported from Guinea. Laboratory investigations continue at the Institut Pasteur (IP) Dakar laboratory in Conakry (65 samples tested, of which 34 are positive ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Chikungunya Poised to Invade the Americas
    A team of French and Brazilian researchers warns that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
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