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Mar 22, 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Africa reports progress on polio, ramps up vaccine efforts

(CIDRAP News) – Polio cases in Africa were almost halved in 2011, but the disease shows worrisome trends in some countries, health officials reported today as the continent geared up to vaccinate 111 million children against the disease.

Mar 27, 2014

Mar 27, 2014
Africa graveyard

Four Ebola cases confirmed in Guinea's capital

The number of suspected and confirmed cases in the nation climbed from 86 to 103.

Jun 24, 2014

Jun 24, 2014
Ebola virus

WHO reports 32 more Ebola cases in West Africa

The WHO notes 15 new deaths, but it revised the number of confirmed deaths downward.

Jul 31, 2014

Jul 31, 2014
Airliner taking off

Officials issue response plan, travel alert over Ebola

The WHO will launch a $100 million plan tomorrow, and the CDC advises against nonessential travel.

Aug 01, 2014

Aug 01, 2014
Medical evacuation

Ebola outbreak prompts emergency talks, airlift plan

An emergency committee next week will consider if West Africa's Ebola outbreak is a health emergency as US officials prepare to airlift two sick American aid workers.

Aug 04, 2014

Aug 04, 2014
Emory University Hospital

US homecoming for Ebola-stricken workers as outbreak spreads

A US doctor with Ebola is improving and new cases have been reported in Morocco and Nigeria, as the outbreak reaches 1,603 cases and 887 deaths.

Aug 05, 2014

Aug 05, 2014

Experimental Ebola drug may have helped 2 US patients

The second American infected with Ebola returned home today, as new information emerged about experimental treatment use and more possible cases.

Aug 06, 2014

Aug 06, 2014
Floor of the EOC

Ebola developments trigger CDC's highest response level

With the situation in Nigeria worsening, CDC takes an action it last took during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic.

Aug 07, 2014

Aug 07, 2014
Rayburn Building

House witnesses paint grim picture of Ebola epidemic

An official of a leading aid group asserts that inaction by the rest of the world has let the disease get out of control.

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