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Jun 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018
Kenya camels

Rift Valley fever sickens 10 in Kenya, triggers response

Several factors heighten the risk of spread, including flooding, people and animal movement, and connections to other countries.

May 04, 2018

May 04, 2018
Cholera bacteria

Yemen enters rainy season facing even more cholera

Rain, war, and other factors have helped create the largest cholera outbreak in history, researchers say.

Apr 18, 2018

Apr 18, 2018
Malaria mom and child

Malaria meetings garner support, shed new light on spread

Researchers described tactics and tools for use in conflict and humanitarian zones and showed threats from cominated blood bank supplies.

Oct 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017
Ebola outbreak doctor

Uganda confirms 2nd Marburg case, isolates 2 others

The man, who died from his infection, is a brother of the first confirmed case-patient.

Apr 05, 2017

Apr 05, 2017
Bat in cave

Researchers find novel bat coronaviruses, akin to MERS, SARS

Genetic analysis of a virus from Uganda revealed that it is 87% identical to MERS-CoV.

Jan 30, 2017

Jan 30, 2017
Farm pigeons

Macedonia reports first H5N8 outbreak; more strains noted elsewhere

France reports three low-path strains that struck poultry last year, Greece detects H5N5 for the first time, and Germany detects high-path H5N2.

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017

Uganda reports H5 in wild birds, poultry as Europe logs more H5N8

Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.

Aug 31, 2016

Aug 31, 2016
Yellow fever vaccine production

WHO: Yellow fever not a public health emergency

Situation "continues to be serious and requires sustained control measures," though.

Jun 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
Vaccination in Africa

WHO details $72 million yellow fever response plan

The $72 million plan focuses on vaccination, as well as on early detection and case management.

Jun 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016
yellow fever vaccine

WHO approves fractional dosing to stretch yellow fever vaccine supply

The disease persists in Angola, local cases were reported in a new part of the DRC's Kinshasa province, and investigators are looking at cases in other nations.

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