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May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019
Polio shot

Four new polio cases in Pakistan as study tackles partial-dose vaccination

The study supports WHO guidance for conserving vaccine during shortages.

May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019
Ebola burial team

Ebola setting in 'unpredictable calm' as cases rise by 21

So far 68% of deaths have occurred outside of Ebola treatment centers, a worrisome statistic.

May 16, 2019
Measles in child

More US measles cases, links to international travel noted

International travel and low vaccination rates have combined to ignite outbreaks.

May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019
UN Ebola soldiers

Ebola outbreak grows by 19 as WHO notes 'stop and go' response

The new cases raise the outbreak total to 1,739, including 1,147 deaths.

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019
Ebola frontline

DRC Ebola total climbs by 15 cases; vandals hit Katwa hospital

A previously unaffected health zone in North Kivu province reported its first case today, South Korea announced a cash donation for the response, and a group warned of a security clash-related rise in displaced people.

May 14, 2019

Study: Preventive antibiotics after assisted birth could reduce maternal infections

Antibiotic prophylaxis in women giving birth with the aid of forceps or vacuum extraction cut infections by nearly half.

May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019
DR Congo Ebola health workers with patient

Ebola cases top 1,700 in DRC as 4 health workers infected

Fifty-six new cases bring the outbreak total to 1,705, including more than 100 infected health workers.

May 13, 2019
measles vaccine

US measles cases pass 800, on track for record year

Part of the weekly rise in measles infections is related to further cases in ongoing outbreaks.

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
Beni treatment center

Worries rise over risk of Ebola spread beyond DRC hot zones

Officials warned of yet another surge in cases and report 23 new infections and 22 probable ones.

May 10, 2019
international flight

Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.

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