Public Health


  • Texas A&M Developing Technology to Detect Previously Undetectable Fecal Contamination in Water
    Technology capable of sampling water systems to find indicators of fecal matter contamination that are thousandths and even millionths of times smaller than those found by conventional methods is being developed by a team of researchers at Texas A&M University. Working ...More
    May 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 231 Cases, 155 Deaths
    As of May 3, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 231 clinical cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 155 deaths. There has been no change in the number of cases confirmed by ebolavirus PCR (127 cases) since the last update ...More
    May 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 226 Cases, 149 Deaths
    As of May 1, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 226 clinical cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 149 deaths. Of 210 patients tested for ebolavirus infection, 127 cases have been laboratory confirmed by PCR, including 81 ...More
    May 5, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO Convenes Emergency Committee About International Spread of Wild Poliovirus
    The Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) was convened by director-general Margaret Chan under the International Health Regulations (2005) April 28-29, 2014 to discuss the international spread of wild polioviruses. Members of the Emergency Committee and ...More
    May 5, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO, CDC Agree that the World is Headed for a Post-Antibiotic Era
    Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) released Antimicrobial Resistance: Global Report on Surveillance 2014, the first comprehensive WHO report on surveillance of antibacterial resistance -- when bacteria outsmart the drugs designed to kill them. The report found that ...More
    April 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO Report Provides the Most Comprehensive Picture of Antibiotic Resistance to Date
    A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) – its first to look at antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, globally – reveals that this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region ...More
    April 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 224 Cases, 143 Deaths
    As of April 26, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 224 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 143 deaths. To date, 202 patients have been tested for ebolavirus infection and 121 cases have been laboratory ...More
    April 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 218 Cases, 141 Deaths
    As of April 23, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 218 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 141 deaths. To date, 191 patients have been tested for ebolavirus infection and 115 cases have been laboratory ...More
    April 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • Reaching Every Child: Polio Program Leaves its Legacy
    Four-year-old Pooja lives with her family in a jhuggi – a makeshift shanty made of corrugated iron – on a construction site on the outskirts of Kolkata, where her father has been working for the past few months. The settlement is crowded with temporary workers ...More
    April 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • Measles Control in Viet Nam
    Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy watches over her 2-year-old son as he takes quick, short breaths in a quarantined intensive care unit (ICU) at Hanoi’s National Pediatric Hospital. Like the 40 other children in the unit, Thuy’s son has a severe measles infection. Since the ...More
    April 25, 2014 Posted in News