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Jul 17, 2019

Jul 17, 2019

WHO declares public health emergency over DRC Ebola

In other developments, details emerged about a DRC woman who died from Ebola after visiting Uganda and the DRC total climbed to 2,522.

Jul 16, 2019

Jul 16, 2019
Ebola hot spot

WHO will take up Ebola emergency declaration question for a fourth time

The first case in Goma, North Kivu province's heavily populated capital, triggered reconsideration by the WHO's emergency committee.

Jul 16, 2019
MERS virus

WHO notes clusters in recent MERS cases, unveils environmental sampling guide

In another development, Saudi Arabia today reported one new illness, which involves a man from Riyadh.

Jul 16, 2019

News Scan for Jul 16, 2019

Rising European measles vaccination
Biodefense panel discussions

Jul 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019
Goma DRC

Ebola spread to Goma triggers new emergency talks, cases top 2,500

Also, a high-level meeting was held in Geneva today to assess the latest developments and build donor support.

Jul 15, 2019

News Scan for Jul 15, 2019

US measles
Missed childhood vaccines
Chinese probiotics

Jul 11, 2019

Jul 11, 2019
Ebola health worker

Three more health workers infected in Ebola outbreak

The new cases raise the number of infected healthcare workers to 132, 68% of whom are nurses.

Jul 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Ebola Makona virus

CDC's adapted Ebola virus works in trials, as pressure for funds grows

CDC reverse-engineers the virus for important trials of interventions.

Jul 09, 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Drugs on pharmacy shelf

WHO adds new antibiotics to essential medicines list

Ceftazidime-avibactam, meropenem-vaborbactam, and plazomicin were added as "reserve" antibiotics.

Jul 09, 2019

News Scan for Jul 09, 2019

What fuels Ebola in DRC
Pet treat Salmonella recall
Global E coli burden in food

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