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Sep 17, 2019

Sep 17, 2019
Ebola vaccination in DR Congo

WHO: Too early to say if drop in Ebola rate is significant

Only 1 new case was confirmed today, raising the outbreak total to 3,130, with 2,096 deaths.

Sep 16, 2019

Sep 16, 2019
HHS Secretary Azar Ebola

US officials end visit to DRC Ebola region; cases rise to 3,129

US officials said other outbreak indicators such as deaths in the community need to improve before they feel more confident about the recent drop in cases.

Aug 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019
Ebola health workers in DR Congo

Fourth Ebola case reported in DRC's South Kivu province

Officials are bracing for more cases and spread to new areas after a community protest led to the suspension of Ebola response activities.

Aug 14, 2019

Aug 14, 2019
Peru TB detection

FDA approves new drug for highly resistant tuberculosis

The shorter, simpler regimen with the new drug is poised to improve treatment against a difficult disease and to lower costs.

Aug 12, 2019

Aug 12, 2019
Alima cube

Ebola outbreak treatment trial narrowed to two promising drugs

Officials hope the promising treatment findings encourage more patients to seek lifesaving treatment.

Aug 12, 2019
PAHO measles

Global measles outbreaks make 2019 a record-setting year

In US developments, the CDC confirms 10 more cases, and New York reports a new outbreak in a Mennonite community.

Aug 01, 2019

Aug 01, 2019
DRC PPE

Two new cases in Goma as DRC Ebola outbreak reaches 1-year mark

In other developments, the WHO said Beni is still the main hot spot and that the pace of new infections hasn't changed much.

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 08, 2019

Jul 08, 2019
Measles vaccination in baby

US measles cases reach 1,109 as studies point to early vaccination

Data from Pakistan and South Africa highlight advantages of vaccination early in life.

Jun 27, 2019

Jun 27, 2019
Safe dignified Ebola burial

Donors look to retool response as Ebola outbreak grows

A USAID official says 4 major donors have jump-started a new "strategic plan.'

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