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  • When Ebola Turned Routine Care Into a Life-threatening Event
    Dr. Diallo Thierno Souleymane, a doctor in Conakry, Guinea, recalls the day he received a phone call that changed his life. He had tested positive for Ebola. After surviving the disease and emerging from the Ebola treatment center, Souleymane was frightened to return ...More
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  • Ebola in Liberia: Frightened Patients Infected Their Caregivers
    Barbara Bono began working at Elwa hospital in Monrovia, Liberia just as word began to spread about Ebola. Although staff did their best to learn about the new disease and how to protect themselves, reality was very different from the theory. One by one staff fell sick but ...More
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  • Giving Back After Ebola
    Before the Ebola virus arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, hospital nurse Adiatu Pujeh and her colleagues at the King Harman Hospital thought malaria was the most challenging disease they faced. But Ebola, which arrived in their midst last September, infecting Pujeh and ...More
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  • The Last Ebola Survivor of His Team Tells His Tale
    Mohamed Sesay was once part of an eight-person team of laboratory technicians trained to test for Ebola virus. But as the outbreak exploded and more and more samples arrived, his team was overwhelmed. One by one his colleagues sickened and died. He too eventually fell ill ...More
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  • First Cases of MERS-CoV in Republic of Korea are Reported to WHO
    On May 20, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of the first laboratory confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. On May 21, two additional confirmed cases were ...More
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  • WHO is Notified of Six Cases of MERS-CoV in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
    On May 21, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of one additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Details of the case are as follows: A 29-year-old, non-national male from Doha ...More
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  • Ebola Diaries: Lessons in Listening
    Cheikh Ibrahima Niang, a professor of medical and social anthropology at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, has researched anthropological aspects of a wide range of health issues. In July 2014, WHO asked him to investigate community attitudes to Ebola virus ...More
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  • 68th World Health Assembly Opens in Geneva
    Angela Merkel, chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, addressed delegates on the first morning of the 68th World Health Assembly, convened at World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva. "The WHO is the only international organization that has ...More
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  • Health Officials Race to Combat Unprecedented Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease in Niger
    From Jan. 1 to May 10, 2015, Niger’s Ministry of Public Health notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 5,855 suspected cases of meningococcal meningitis, including 406 deaths. This is a rapidly growing outbreak with some unprecedented features. Suspected cases ...More
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