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WHO, Partners Set To Continue West African Ebola Response Into 2016

Associated Press: U.N. Ebola response now planned to continue into 2016 “…The World Health Organization and its humanitarian partners indicated Wednesday that Phase Three of their Ebola response would continue into 2016. Those activities include stopping transmission of Ebola, indicating more cases are anticipated…” (Larson, 9/23).

Iraq Works To Stem Cholera Outbreak As Case Number Rises To 121

Reuters: Cases in Iraq cholera outbreak rise to 121, but no new deaths: ministry “Iraq’s first major cholera outbreak since 2012 has risen to at least 121 cases and spread to southern provinces along the Euphrates River, though no new deaths have been reported in days, the health ministry said…

Taiwan Records 42 Dengue Deaths So Far This Year, Double 2014 Total

Agence France-Presse: Taiwan suffers deadliest ever dengue outbreak “Taiwan is suffering its deadliest ever outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever with a record high of 42 deaths, authorities said Thursday, double the number that died in 2014. … The total number of cases for 2015 has already hit 15,282, the Center…

Guinea Officials Expect Country’s Ebola Epidemic To Be Declared Over By November

Bloomberg Business: Guinea’s Government Expects an End to Ebola Epidemic by November “…One confirmed and one suspected case of the hemorrhagic fever were being treated as of Sept. 17, Guinean National Ebola Response Coordinator Sakoba Keita said in an interview in the capital, Conakry, on Sept. 18. The authorities will…

Frieden, Birx Discuss U.S. Government Efforts To Control Ebola, HIV, TB In Africa At Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Frieden, Birx discuss the catastrophe, warning of Ebola in last year Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses remarks made by CDC Director Tom Frieden and Ambassador-at-Large Deborah Birx, coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. special representative…

AP Investigation Examines WHO, International Response To West African Ebola Outbreak

Associated Press: 10 critical mistakes in last year’s Ebola outbreak “An Associated Press investigation has found that the World Health Organization and other responders faced avoidable obstacles in their efforts to stop the spiraling Ebola outbreak last summer in Kenema, [Sierra Leone,] a pivotal seeding point for the virus and…

Iraq Takes Steps To Stem Cholera Outbreak In Abu Ghraib

Al Jazeera: Iraq tackles deadly cholera outbreak “Iraq’s government has ordered daily water tests and other measures to try and contain an outbreak of cholera that has been blamed for the deaths of at least six people in a town west of the capital Baghdad…” (9/20). Reuters: Iraq tries to…