Public Health


  • Measles Cases in the United States Reach 20-Year High
    Two hundred and twenty-eight cases of measles were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2014. This is the largest number of measles cases in the United States reported in the first five ...More
    May 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 14 New Cases, 5 Deaths
    Guinea From May 23 to May 27, 2014, 4 new districts reported 14 new clinical cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 5 deaths as follows: Boffa, 5 cases and 1 death; Telimele, 7 cases and 4 deaths; Boke, 1 case and 0 death; and Dubreka, 1 case and 1 death. Community and ...More
    May 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: Update
    Cases and deaths attributable to Ebola virus disease (EVD) continue to occur in Guinea. As of May 23, 2014, 8 new cases and 3 new deaths were reported from one newly affected district, Telimele (3 cases and 0 deaths) and two existing affected areas, Gueckedou (2 cases and 0 ...More
    May 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • 67th World Health Assembly Opens in Geneva
    The World Health Organization (WHO)’s annual assembly opens in Geneva today, as a new global survey reveals that WHO is one of the world’s most highly rated international organizations. Approximately two-thirds (72 percent) of the public surveyed by Gallup say ...More
    May 19, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 248 Cases, 171 Deaths
    As of May 12, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 248 clinical cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 171 deaths. Since the last update of May 9, 2014, there have been five new cases confirmed by ebolavirus PCR and no new ...More
    May 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Update on MERS-CoV Cases
    The World Health Organization (WHO) reports the following cases of laboratory confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported from Jordan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. ...More
    May 15, 2014 Posted in News
  • Second MERS Case in the U.S. is Confirmed
    A second imported case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was confirmed late night on May 11 in a traveler to the United States. This patient is a healthcare worker who resides and works in Saudi Arabia. This case is unlinked to the first U.S. imported case of MERS ...More
    May 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • Social Mobilization is Key in Ebola Outbreak Response
    “Our country has been hit by Ebola, a dangerous viral disease. The virus is dangerous, but you will not get infected if you follow our recommendations. Here is what you can do to protect yourself and your family.” The voice of a man in a Red Cross loudspeaker ...More
    May 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 235 Cases, 157 Deaths
    Guinea As of May 5, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 235 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 157 deaths. There has been no change in the number of cases confirmed by ebolavirus PCR (127 cases) since the last ...More
    May 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO/UNICEF Highlight Need to Further Reduce Gaps in Access to Improved Drinking Water and Sanitation
    Since 1990, almost 2 billion people globally have gained access to improved sanitation, and 2.3 billion have gained access to drinking-water from improved sources. Some 1.6 billion of these people have piped water connections in their homes or compounds, according to a new ...More
    May 8, 2014 Posted in News