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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Five Cases of MERS-CoV are Reported to WHO
    On April 17, 2014, the Ministries of Health of Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported an additional five laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).   The following details were provided to the ...More
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  • 10 Cases of MERS-CoV are Reported to WHO
    On April 13 and 14, 2014 United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported a cluster of 10 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection among healthcare workers identified through screening of contacts of a previously ...More
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  • 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
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  • Two Cases of Human Infection with H7N9 Virus are Reported to WHO
    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP), Hong Kong, SAR, China and the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China recently notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza ...More
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  • 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
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  • Four Cases of Human Infection with H7N9 Virus are Reported to WHO
    On April 11, 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of four additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.   Details of the cases reported to ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa: 158 Cases, 101 Deaths
    As of April 9, 2014, a cumulative total of 158 clinically compatible cases, including 101 deaths have been officially reported. Laboratory investigations continue at the Institut Pasteur (IP) Dakar laboratory in Conakry (65 samples tested, of which 38 are positive by PCR ...More
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  • Additional Case of MERS-CoV is Reported to WHO
    On April 9, 2014, the Ministries of Health of Jordan notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).   The patient is a 52-year-old man with underlying medical conditions. He visited ...More
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