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  • Greece Reports First Case of MERS-CoV
    On April 18, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Greece reported one laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).   The patient is a 69-year-old male Greek citizen residing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who traveled back ...More
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  • Polio Confirmed in Equatorial Guinea, Linked to Outbreak in Cameroon
    In Equatorial Guinea, three new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported on 14 April 14, 2014, the first polio in the country since 1999. Genetic sequencing indicates these cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon which has subsequently been ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 203 Cases, 129 Deaths
    As of April 17, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 203 clinical cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 129 deaths. To date, 158 patients have been tested for ebolavirus infection and 109 cases have been laboratory ...More
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  • WHO Invites Healthcare Facility Participation in Surveys as Part of Clean Your Hands Day
    As part of the activities to support SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Day on May 5, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) is inviting healthcare facilities to participate in two global surveys. ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • 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
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • 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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