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Ebola Outbreak Reported In Remote Northeastern Region Of DRC

The Atlantic: The Confusion Over the New Ebola Outbreak “The Ebola virus has emerged again in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and brought along two of its primary symptoms: confusion and misinformation. Earlier [Friday] morning, the World Health Organization announced that on May 11, the Ministry of Health of the…

Houthi Shiite Rebels Declare State Of Emergency Over Cholera Outbreak In Yemen’s Capital

Agence France-Presse/France 24: Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak “Authorities in Sanaa, which is controlled by Shiite rebels, have declared a state of emergency in the Yemeni capital, where a deadly outbreak of cholera has spread rapidly…” (5/15). Bloomberg: Yemen’s Houthis Declare Health Emergency After Cholera Outbreak “…Cholera…

Global Community Must Take Action To End ‘Pandemic Era’

STAT: An end to pandemics is within reach, but we must redouble efforts now Daniel Schar, senior regional emerging infectious diseases adviser at USAID’s regional mission in Bangkok “…When the new [WHO] director general takes the helm on July 1, at the top of his or her list should be…

‘Drastic’ Increase In Cholera Incidence In War-Hit Yemen, MSF Warns

Associated Press: Aid group sees ‘drastic’ cholera increase in war-torn Yemen “Doctors Without Borders says it has recorded a ‘drastic increase’ in cholera cases in war-torn Yemen. The international medical charity, known by its French acronym MSF, says its teams have seen at least 780 patients since late March…” (5/10).…

Meningitis Likely Cause Of Mysterious Outbreak In Liberia

AP: Bacteria appears to be behind mysterious outbreak in Liberia “A contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia, U.S. health officials said Monday. The bacteria can cause meningitis, a dangerous brain infection, as well as blood infections. The…

Media Outlets Report On Cholera, Meningitis, Dengue Outbreaks In Middle East, Africa

Agence France-Presse: Hundreds of suspected cholera cases in Yemen: MSF “At least 570 suspected cases of cholera have surfaced in war-torn Yemen in the past three weeks, sparking fears of a potential epidemic, Doctors Without Borders said Sunday…” (5/7). Reuters: Yemen cholera outbreak kills 25 people in a week: WHO…

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