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  • 20 Cases of Human Infection With H7N9 Virus in China are Reported to WHO
    On April 10, 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 20 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, including four deaths. Onset dates ranged ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • WHO is Notified of Four Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
    Between April 2, 2015 and April 12, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of four additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Liberia Succeeds in Fighting Ebola With Local, Sector Response
    The story of how Liberia’s most populous county, Montserrado, turned around an exponentially growing Ebola outbreak is intriguing. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s team and national officials, aided by veterans from WHO’s polio eradication group in ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Cuban Doctor Shares His Journey as an Ebola Survivor
    Dr. Felix Sarria Baez was one of hundreds of Cuban doctors sent as a Foreign Medical Team to support the Ebola response in West Africa in October 2014. While working there, he contracted Ebola himself. He survived and returned to Sierra Leone to further help Ebola ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Diaries: Changing Healthcare Worker Culture
    Dr. Cota Vallenas talks about her experiences in the early days of the Ebola outbreak as an expert in infection prevention and control. She reminds us that healthcare workers are among the most vulnerable and a cultural change is needed around self-protection to ensure ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • 12 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between March 24 and March 31, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 12 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two deaths. Details of the ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Diaries: Crossing Borders
    As the WHO emergency focal point for West Africa, whenever there is an emergency in the region, Dr. Ngoy Nsenga is one of the first to be deployed. Following confirmation of Ebola cases in Guinea, Nsenga went to Sierra Leone to help assess emergency response capacity. ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Diaries: Regaining the People's Trust
    Cristiana Salvi, a risk communications specialist from WHO’s European regional office was deployed to Guinea at the end of April and into early May 2014 to provide social mobilization support to the Ebola response. Social mobilization involves working with communities ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO's Medical Detectives Work With Health Authorities to Solve a Mystery
    On a hot afternoon in November 2014, Benin’s minister of health, Dr. Dorothée Kinde Gazard and WHO country representative Dr. Youssouf Gamatié visited the Hôpital de Saint Jean de Dieu in Tanguiéta, in the country’s northwest. They ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Diaries: Fighting an Uphill Battle
    Dr. Rob Fowler is a Canadian critical care physician from Toronto who was recruited by the World Health Organization in August 2013 to work with the Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases clinical team. When the Ebola outbreak was confirmed in late March 2014, Fowler was part of ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
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