Public Health


  • Busting the Myths About Ebola is Crucial to Stop Virus Transmission in Guinea
    Will eating raw onions once a day for three days protect me from Ebola? Is it safe to eat mangoes? Is it true that a daily intake of condensed milk can prevent infection with Ebola? These are just some of the questions posed to the health workers responding round the clock ...More
    April 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • Yellow Fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    On March 12, 2014, two events of yellow fever were reported in the North and in the South of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Six laboratory-confirmed cases with yellow fever virus infection were reported. Of these, three were from Bondo health zone1, Orientale ...More
    April 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • Polio Confirmed in Equatorial Guinea, Linked to Outbreak in Cameroon
    In Equatorial Guinea, three new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported on 14 April 14, 2014, the first polio in the country since 1999. Genetic sequencing indicates these cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon which has subsequently been ...More
    April 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 203 Cases, 129 Deaths
    As of April 17, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 203 clinical cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 129 deaths. To date, 158 patients have been tested for ebolavirus infection and 109 cases have been laboratory ...More
    April 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
    April 18, 2014 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
    April 18, 2014 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
    April 16, 2014 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
    April 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
    April 15, 2014 Posted in News