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Public Health

  • On World Malaria Day, a Push to Eradicate the Disease
    A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) is releasing a World Malaria Day report that shows this goal, although ambitious, is achievable. In 2015, all countries in the ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Elizabethkingia Cases in U.S. Reported to PAHO, WHO
    On April 11, 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of the United States of America notified the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak caused by Elizabethkingia anophelis. From Nov. 1, 2015 to March 30, 2016, a total of ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Immunization Game-Changers Should Be the Norm Worldwide
    During World Immunization Week 2016, held April 24-30, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps countries can take to “Close the Immunization Gap” and meet global vaccination targets by ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Updated Guidelines for Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection
    In view of the continued rapid progress in the development of new treatments for hepatitis C infection, the World Health Organization (WHO) is issuing updated treatment guidelines. The guidelines promote the transition to newer, more effective medicines that have the ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Concludes Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly, Other Birth Defects
    Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded, after careful review of existing evidence, that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects. In the report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Wisconsin Public Health Officials are Investigating Elizabethkingia anophelis Outbreak
    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Division of Public Health (DPH) is currently investigating an outbreak of bacterial infections caused by Elizabethkingia anophelis. The majority of patients acquiring these infections are over 65 years old, and all patients ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Survey on American Attitudes Toward Zika Virus Finds Limited Awareness or Concern
    A recent survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that three-quarters of Americans who have heard at least a little about the Zika virus are aware that the virus is linked to birth defects in babies born to infected mothers. However, the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Adds Fiji to Interim Travel Guidance Related to Zika Virus
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus‎ transmission. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Fiji. CDC has issued travel notices (level 2, “practice enhanced ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Emergency Response to Ebola Flare-up is Underway in Liberia
    The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health teams in Liberia and Guinea are investigating the origins of transmission in Liberia’s latest flare-up after learning that a woman who died from Ebola in Liberia last week had recently traveled from Guinea ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
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