News & Perspective

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

News Scan for May 23, 2017

43 Ebola cases in DRC
Liberia meningococcus outbreak
H7N9 clusters in China
Parents who don't vaccinate
Botulism in nacho cheese

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
WHA Margaret Chan

WHA hears Chan's farewell, prepares to pick new WHO head

Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.

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.

May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017
Ebola temperature monitoring

As DRC Ebola cases grow, expert sees parallels to Guinea

A US expert says events are unfolding in ways reminiscent of Guinea in 2014.

May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017
Ebola treatment unit worker

WHO notes 19 suspected Ebola cases in the DRC

A WHO spokesman said ring vaccination would be the recommended approach "if pertinent."

May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017
Ebola gloving up

WHO confirms 2nd Ebola case in DRC; 17 suspected

The likely index patient has died, as has the person who drove him to a healthcare facility.

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017
DRC map

Ebola-Zaire confirmed in DRC outbreak that killed 3

Epidemiologists and responders are en route to the DRC to assist, and Doctors without Borders is sending an emergency team.

May 12, 2017

News Scan for May 12, 2017

Brazil ends Zika emergency
Drug-resistance in Belgium
GAO weighs avian flu control
Emergency readiness challenges


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