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Wired Examines Risk Of Disease Outbreaks At Large Gatherings Such As Hajj

Wired: Toppling Cranes Aren’t the Only Things Threatening Mecca “…Friday’s crane collapse at the Grand Mosque [in Mecca, Saudi Arabia], which killed over 100 people and injured more than 200 others, is a stark demonstration that disease isn’t the only health risk when you’ve got millions of people gathered in…

Cholera Outbreak In NE Nigeria Refugee Camps Kills 16, MSF Reports

Agence France-Presse: Cholera kills 16 at Boko Haram displaced camps in NE Nigeria: MSF “Sixteen people have died in a cholera outbreak at three camps for those made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières said on Wednesday…” (9/16).

Free From Ebola For Six Months, Northern Sierra Leone District Reports New Death Allegedly Related To Sexual Transmission

Associated Press: New Ebola death reported in northern Sierra Leone “Sierra Leone on Monday announced a new Ebola death in a northern district that had gone nearly six months without reporting any infections…” (Roy-Macaulay, 9/14). Reuters: Hundreds quarantined as Ebola returns to north Sierra Leone district “Health authorities quarantined hundreds…

More Than 23K People Infected With Measles In DRC Outbreak

New York Times: Measles Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo Kills 400 “More than 23,000 people, mostly children, have been infected with measles in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 400 have died, according to United Nations agencies and Doctors Without Borders…” (McNeil, 9/14).

CDC, WHO Reports Discuss West African Ebola Outbreak

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Once again, “Ebola-free,” Liberia begins three months of surveillance, while Guinea and Sierra Leone see dwindling crisis, continued challenges, and CDC looks ahead Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights a recent issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly…

Technology, Innovation Playing Role In Ebola Recovery, Research Into Treatments

Fast Company: Meet Two Sisters Taking On The Ebola Aftermath In West Africa “…In this post-Ebola recovery time, [There Is No Limit Foundation’s (TINLF)] goal is to rebuild health systems in Guinea and other parts of West Africa through strategic partnerships with hospital administrations, supplying health care facilities with medical…

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