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Jul 03, 2017

Jul 03, 2017
Ebola worker

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in DRC

The first case was identified in late April, and over the past 8 weeks, medical workers registered and followed 583 contacts.

Jun 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

News Scan for Jun 15, 2017

Riyadh MERS
Suspected Ebola
Chikungunya in mosquitoes
WHO health emergency site
CRE in DC
UK Campylobacter

Jun 06, 2017

Jun 06, 2017

News Scan for Jun 06, 2017

New Ebola case
More Saudi MERS
Zika in Puerto Rico
Avian flu in Taiwan, France
Chikungunya vaccines

Jun 05, 2017

Jun 05, 2017

News Scan for Jun 05, 2017

Ebola in DRC
Zika, chikungunya co-spread
Chikungunya case increase

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

News Scan for May 31, 2017

DRC Ebola response
Meningitis C in Nigeria, Niger

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017
Ebola diagnostics lab

DRC approves use of Ebola vaccine

The protocol for a ring vaccination has been approved by DRC authorities, and a new study yields generally good safety data.

May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

News Scan for May 25, 2017

Ebola in DRC
Saudi MERS cases
Yellow fever in Brazil
Zika and fetal outcome
WHO budget OK'd

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
Ebola treatment center

WHO: 37 Ebola cases in DRC, 4 deaths

An Ebola treatment center has now been established and is currently treating 5 patients.

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017
Ebola treatment center

WHO: 9 more Ebola cases in DRC, 29 total

Though global risk remains low, 7 countries have begun screening at airports and ports of entry.

May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017
Ebola vaccine

WHO: Ebola vaccine could be deployed within a week

Though the DRC has strong experience with Ebola, the location is very remote and officials don't know the full extent of the outbreak.

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