Public Health


  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Lassa Fever Reported in U.S. Traveler Returning from West Africa
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have confirmed a diagnosis of Lassa fever in a person returning to the United States from West Africa. The patient was admitted to a hospital in Minnesota on March 31 with ...More
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  • April 7 is World Health Day 2014: Preventing Vectorborne Diseases
    More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors. Every year, more than 1 billion people are ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease Cases in West Africa Climb to 143
    As at April 4, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 143 clinically compatible cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), of which 54 are laboratory confirmed by PCR. The total number includes 86 deaths (CFR 60%). New cases have been reported ...More
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