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  • WHO Emergency Committee Meets to Review the Current Ebola Outbreak
    The third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general under the IHR 2005 regarding the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was conducted on Oct. 22, 2014. This meeting was convened in advance of the ...More
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  • Four Cases of Chikungunya in France are Reported to WHO
    On Oct. 21, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified by the National IHR Focal Point for France of four cases of chikungunya locally-acquired infection in Montpellier, France. The cases were confirmed by tests conducted by the French National Reference ...More
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  • Improved Data Reveals Higher Global Burden of Tuberculosis
    Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s ...More
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  • WHO Offers Consolidated Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Checklist
    The World Health Organization (WHO) is offering a Consolidated Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Checklist, based on efforts by various national and international institutions including WHO, CDC and UN OCHA. It identifies 10 key components and tasks for both countries and ...More
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  • WHO and Partners Agree on a Common Approach to Strengthen Ebola Preparedness in Unaffected Countries
    The World Health Organization (WHO) and partner organizations meeting in Brazzaville have agreed on a range of core actions to support countries unaffected by Ebola in strengthening their preparedness in the event of an outbreak. Building on national and international ...More
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  • First Case of MERS-CoV in Austria is Reported to WHO
    On Sept. 30, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified the World Health Organization (WHO) via the European Commission’s Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) ...More
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  • 15 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia has reported additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the World Health Organization (WHO). Between Aug. 11, 2014 and Sept. 28, 014, 15 cases of ...More
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  • First Atochthonous Case of Ebola Virus Disease Reported in Spain
    On Oct. 6, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of the first confirmed autochthonous case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Spain. This case represents the first human-to-human transmission of EVD outside Africa. The case is a female healthcare worker with ...More
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  • First Case of Marburg Virus Disease in Uganda is Reported to WHO
    On Oct. 5, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a confirmed case of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in Kampala, Uganda. The confirmed case was a healthcare worker who had onset of disease on Sept. 11, 2014 while working at ...More
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