Public Health


  • 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
    June 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
    June 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • Physicians Say Massive Deployment Needed to Fight Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in West Africa
    Bringing the spreading Ebola epidemic under control in West Africa will require a massive deployment of resources by regional governments and aid agencies, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières ...More
    June 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: HCW Vaccination Benefits the Community
    For every 15 healthcare providers who receive the influenza vaccination, one fewer person in the community will contract an influenza-like illness, according to a study using California public health data from 2009 to 2012. ...More
    June 20, 2014 Posted in Videos
  • CDC Offers Guidance to U.S. Clinicians Regarding New WHO Polio Vaccination Requirements
    On May 5, 2014, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) accepted the recommendations of an Emergency Committee declaring the international spread of polio to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the authority of the ...More
    June 19, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 47 New Cases, 14 Deaths
    Between June 14 and 16, 2014, a total of 7 new cases and 5 new deaths were reported from Gueckedou (4 cases and 5 deaths) and Boffa (3 cases and 0 deaths). This brings the cumulative number of cases and deaths reported from Guinea to 398 (254 confirmed, 88 probable and 56 ...More
    June 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • When Traveling Internationally, Infectious Disease Expert Says to Err on the Side of Caution
    “Remember that most diseases are transmitted by food, water and insects,” says John A. Sellick, Jr., DO, University at Buffalo associate professor of medicine and hospital epidemiologist at Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System. “So get ...More
    June 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 11 New Cases, 3 Deaths
    Between June 2 and 3, 2014, 11 new cases (8 confirmed, 1 probable and 2 suspected) and 3 new deaths were reported from Conakry (7 new cases and 1 death), Gueckedou (2 new cases and 1 death), Telimele (1 new case and 0 deaths), and Boffa (1 new case and 1 death). This brings ...More
    June 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 37 New Cases, 21 Deaths
    Between May 29 and June 1, 2014, 37 new cases and 21 new deaths were reported from the following 5 districts: Conakry, 3 new cases and 0 deaths; Gueckedou, 11 new cases and 13 deaths; Macenta, 4 new cases and 1 death; Telimele, 19 new cases and 5 deaths; and Boffa, 0 new ...More
    June 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • Cholera Outbreak in South Sudan
    On May 15, 2014, the Ministry of Health of South Sudan declared a cholera outbreak in Juba. The index case was retrospectively identified with onset of illness on April 23, 2014. Four cases have been laboratory confirmed following tests conducted by the African Medical ...More
    June 2, 2014 Posted in News