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Sep 23, 2019

Sep 23, 2019
Ebola vaccination in DR Congo

WHO pushes Tanzania on suspected Ebola cases; DRC OKs use of 2nd vaccine

The WHO said it needs clinical data, investigation findings, and information on contacts and lab tests to fully assess the risk posed by the event, which, if confirmed, would be Tanzania's first Ebola outbreak.

Sep 23, 2019
Post-vaccine baby thigh

Reviews suggest first measles vaccination typically best after 9 months of age

Immune response and protection were higher when the first dose was given after 9 months of age.

Sep 20, 2019

Sep 20, 2019
Ducks on motorcycle in Asia

Antibiotic resistance in farm animals tied to global hot spots

"India and China are by far the biggest hot spots of antimicrobial resistance in animals."

Sep 20, 2019
UN Ebola lead David Gressly

UN Ebola lead Gressly visits Ituri, DRC, promises funds

"Ebola is a reality, not a chimera," Gressly says, urging cooperation with response efforts.

Sep 19, 2019

Sep 19, 2019
Hand sanitizer use

Hand sanitizer shown less effective than hand washing against flu

The problem appears to be a mucus barrier that takes awhile to overcome.

Sep 19, 2019

News Scan for Sep 19, 2019

Ebola intensity increases
Philippines polio case
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Eastern equine encephalitis in 5 states
Universal flu vaccine grant

Sep 18, 2019

Sep 18, 2019
Pandemic preparedness personal protective equipment

Experts detail global pandemic readiness gaps, offer steps

They say the world is not prepared for a pandemic.

Sep 18, 2019
Ebola troops

Violence, 15 new Ebola cases reported in DRC outbreak

The death rate stands at 67%, with 56% of cases involving women and 29% in children.

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 17, 2019

News Scan for Sep 17, 2019

DRC measles increase
Ground bison E coli probe over
H5N5 avian flu in Taiwan poultry
Southern Hemisphere flu ebb

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