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Additional HCWs Possibly Exposed To Ebola In Sierra Leone Evacuated To U.S.

CNN: Americans exposed to Ebola return from Africa for monitoring “Eight American aid workers who were exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone have been flown back to the United States where health authorities will watch them closely for signs of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…

Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 10,000, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: Ebola death toll passes 10,000: WHO “The global death toll from the Ebola outbreak centered in West Africa has topped 10,000 out of more than 24,000 recorded cases, the World Health Organization said Thursday…” (3/12). Associated Press: U.N. tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa…

Guinea Worm Close To Eradication As Incidence Declines

Slate: Tug of War “…From 3.5 million cases in 21 countries in 1986, incidence [of Guinea worm] dropped to just 126 cases in 2014, with more than half of those occurring in South Sudan. Vanquishing Guinea worm would be arguably the first great public health triumph of the 21st century.…

Boko Haram In West, Central Africa Poses Threat To NTD Gains

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Boko Haram and Africa’s Neglected Tropical Diseases Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, writes, “I am concerned that the expansion of Boko Haram into West and Central Africa…

WHO, WFP To Collaborate To Reach Zero Ebola Cases In West Africa

U.N. News Centre: Two U.N. agencies combine expertise in new partnership to reach zero Ebola cases “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) [Wednesday] announced they are combining their expertise in public health and logistics in a new partnership to bring the Ebola outbreak…

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