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Jul 03, 2019

Jul 03, 2019
Ebola virus particles

USAID pledges Ebola support as 15 new cases reported

USAID announces it wlll give the DRC $98 million to help fight the outbreak, which is now at 2,369 cases.

Jun 19, 2019

Jun 19, 2019
Rats foraging in garbage bag

Urban wildlife may add to antibiotic resistance threat

Most samples from wildlife in Nairobi carried multidrug-resistant E coli.

Apr 23, 2019

Apr 23, 2019
Group of African kids

World's first malaria vaccine program launches in Malawi

The vaccine "has the potential to save tens of thousands of children's lives."

Aug 30, 2018

Aug 30, 2018
Polio vax Nepal

Study reveals early impact of 3-strain oral polio vaccine withdrawal

The study provides evidence that population immunity is critical for the successful phase-out of oral polio vaccines.

Jul 17, 2018

Jul 17, 2018
Ethiopian shepherd and flock

Uganda reports Rift Valley fever outbreak

The outbreak involves 2 districts in the country's "cattle corridor" and occurs as Rwanda is reporting the disease in animals and possibly people.

Jun 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018
Kenya camels

Rift Valley fever sickens 10 in Kenya, triggers response

Several factors heighten the risk of spread, including flooding, people and animal movement, and connections to other countries.

Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017
Chik skin rash

France reports local chikungunya cluster

In other developments, a few more cases were reported in the Americas and mosquito trials showed a risk of spread in major Kenyan cities.

Jul 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017
Oral rehydration solution

Yemen's cholera epidemic called 'worst ever' by Oxfam

In just over 3 months, Yemen has reported more than 368,000 cases, the most in a single year.

Apr 25, 2017

Apr 25, 2017
Anopheles mosquito emerging from water

Returning travelers cause sizable malaria burden in US

New study estimates about 2,100 travelers return with the disease each year and almost 1,500 need hospitalization.

Jul 07, 2016

Jul 07, 2016
Yellow fever vaccine

WHO cites 2-month window for battling yellow fever

Outbreak responders hope to get a jump on mosquitoes by scaling up vaccination during a dry period.

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