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Jul 30, 2012

Jul 30, 2012

Fourteen deaths reported in Uganda Ebola outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – An Ebola outbreak in Uganda that has killed 14 people has mobilized global efforts to contain the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday.

Among the dead are a healthcare worker and several members of the same family, and Ebola cases, including the fatal ones, have now reached 20, the agency said.

May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

Meningococcal disease strikes five more African nations

(CIDRAP News) – Meningococcal disease outbreaks in Africa this year have spread to five more countries, sickening nearly 12,000 people and killing almost 1,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

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