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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 844 Cases, 518 Deaths
    The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The current epidemic trend shows a mixed picture, as follows: Liberia reported 16 new EVD cases and Sierra Leone, 34 new cases – since ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Sierra Leone Researchers Call for Improved Health Surveillance and Communication Around Ebola Crisis
    Researchers working in Sierra Leone suggest priority actions needed to tackle the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa. In a letter to The Lancet, the researchers call for improvements in access to diagnostic technologies and healthcare resources, as well as improved disease ...More
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  • Ministers of Health Agree on Priority Actions to End Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa
    The Emergency Ministerial meeting on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has ended, with ministers of health agreeing on a range of priority actions to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The scale of the ongoing outbreak is unprecedented, with reports of more ...More
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  • WHO to Gather Experts to Analyze Ebola Response
    Based on epidemiological analysis conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO, three major factors are contributing to patterns of transmission, which are currently responsible for the continuous propagation of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the sub-region. These factors ...More
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  • WHO Issues Update on Polio in Central Africa
    On March 17, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) elevated the risk assessment of international spread of polio from central Africa, particularly Cameroon, to very high. A new exportation event from Equatorial Guinea demonstrates that the risk of international spread ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 10 New Cases, 15 Deaths
    Between June 18 and 20, 2014, there were no new cases of Ebola virus disease, but 3 deaths were reported from Gueckedou (0 cases and 2 deaths) and Telimele (0 case and 1 death). This brings the cumulative number of cases and deaths reported from Guinea to 390 (260 ...More
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  • CDC Foundation's New Business Pulse Focuses on Travel Health
    Business Pulse: Travelers’ Health, launched today by the CDC Foundation, provides businesses and corporate travelers a wide range of online resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help them better prepare for international trips. The ...More
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  • Brazil Reports Detection of Poliovirus in Sewage
    On June 18, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Brazil reported the isolation of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) from sewage samples collected in March 2014 at Viracopos International Airport, in Campinas municipality in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Virus has ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 49 New Cases, 12 Deaths
    Between June 16 and 18, 2014, a total of 3 new cases and 3 deaths were reported from Gueckedou (3 cases and 0 death), Telimele (0 case and 2 deaths), and Boffa (0 cases and 1 death). This brings the cumulative number of cases and deaths reported from Guinea to 390 (258 ...More
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