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Jun 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018
Hospital patient

MERS in Saudi Arabia this year includes hospital, household clusters

Exposure in household settings can occur through close unprotected contact when caring for a family member infected with MERS-CoV.

Jun 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018
Oxfam aid supplies

More suspected DRC Ebola cases amid enhanced surveillance

The outbreak total stands at 59 cases: 38 confirmed, 14 probable, and 7 suspected.

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.

Jun 11, 2018

Jun 11, 2018
Bicycle remote DRC jungle

DRC notes 14 more suspected Ebola cases, new death

The outbreak total stands at 66, including 38 confirmed, 14 probable, and 14 suspected cases.

Jun 08, 2018

Jun 08, 2018
Ebola literature

WHO says Ebola situation in DRC shows promise

"The response is having an impact in ... two locations," a WHO official says.

Jun 07, 2018

Jun 07, 2018
Congo River at sunset

Ebola case count hits 60 as DRC neighbors take precautions

At-risk nations share the Congo River, Bikoro Lake, and porous borders with the DRC.

Jun 07, 2018
Doctor writing a prescription

WHO aims to build health worker knowledge of antimicrobial stewardship

The guidance is intended for institutions, accreditation and licensing bodies, and policy makers.

Jun 06, 2018

Jun 06, 2018
IV port

DRC probes 5 new possible Ebola cases; WHO details experimental drugs

The WHO says clinicians in treatment centers will make decisions on what drugs to use, based on what's most helpful to patients and with patients' informed consent.

Jun 04, 2018

Jun 04, 2018
Ebola response

More suspected Ebola cases in DRC as response builds

Of 53 cases, 37 are confirmed, 13 probable, and 3 suspected; deaths remain at 25.

May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018
Pigs in mud

FAO chief urges wiser antibiotic use in food animals

Also, the FAO, WHO, and OIE agree to strengthen their collaboration on antimicrobial resistance.

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