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By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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Suspected monkeypox reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Two people died from a disease that has the same symptoms as  monkeypox; 12 cases recorded in two weeks, in the locality of Bangangala in territory Bomongo (Equatuer), Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC), according More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Yellow fever reported in Democratic Republic of Congo, mass vaccination campaign to commence in one week

A total of 139 suspected, probable and confirmed cases of yellow fever, including 6 death were reported in the North and in the South of Democratic Republic of Congo beginning in March, which has prompted a reactive More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
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Six suspected Ebola cases reported from the Democratic Republic of Congo

At least six suspected cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) are being reported from Aketi, Bas-Uele District in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a United Nations Office for the Coordination More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Republic of Congo to begin mass yellow fever vaccination campaign

Republic of Congo Image/CIA The Central African nation announced that an emergency mass yellow fever vaccination campaign would commence next week, according to health officials. The Ministry of Health of the Republic More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 6th, 2012
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Fourteen deaths recorded in Congo Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported Wednesday, as of 3 September 2012, a total of 28 (eight confirmed, six probable, and 14 suspected) cases including 14 deaths had been reported from Haut-Uélé district More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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Marburg outbreak in Uganda: Five cases reported

The Ugandan Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) last week and WHO delivered an update on the outbreak yesterday. As of 24 October, five cases have been reported – one confirmed More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Ebola outbreak in West Africa: MSF says ‘We have reached our limits’

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which saw it’s beginnings in February 2014, has grown and spread to become the largest and deadliest outbreak of the lethal virus since first seen in Zaire in 1976. More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Angelina Jolie opens global summit to end wartime sexual violence

Superstar actress Angelina Jolie spoke Wednesday at the largest global summit focused on ending wartime rape and sexual assault.   “It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict. There’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 25th, 2013
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Africa meningitis deaths near 1500 for first nine months of 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa recently released its updated Meningitis Weekly Bulletin, which shows the number of cases and fatalities from meningitis in 19 countries from the “African More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 14th, 2013
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UNICEF: Deaths in children under five cut in half, 45% linked to undernutrition

The number of deaths in children under-five years of age has dropped nearly in half, according to new data released by multiple United Nations agencies Friday. In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children worldwide More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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Africa: 9,200 meningitis cases reported in ‘meningitis belt’ during first five months, lowest number reported in past decade

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Alert and Response today, for the first five months of 2013, 9,249 suspected cases of meningitis, including 857 deaths, have been reported from 18 of the 19 More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 13th, 2013
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Scientists: GPEI strategy for polio eradication possible by 2018

Polio eradication by 2018? According to a team of more than 400 international scientists, that’s the goal of a new strategy by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) released April 11. The Eradication More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Measles deaths drop 71 percent globally during last decade

Measles deaths and new cases dropped significantly between 2000 and 2011 as immunization coverage also increased, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) Jan. 17. Image/CIA The WHO, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Women’s March against Trump: Brandi Atkinson’s ‘They Don’t Speak For Me’ Facebook response goes viral

The outrage against President Trump has been ongoing since the election results shocked Hillary Clinton supporters and groups of women have organized and marched against the new president yesterday. In response, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Ebola outbreak: Contact tracing key to outbreak control as number of cases nears 1,000

With the number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases closing in on 1,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says “contact tracing” is key to getting this, the largest Ebola outbreak in history, under More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Ebola outbreak: Guinea death toll up to 136

The situation in west Africa with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has shown increases in both clinically compatible cases and fatalities in Guinea, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) update today. Photo/CDC The More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Scripps scientist gets NIH grant to develop Ebola ‘cocktail’

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year grant of up to $28 million to establish a new center for excellence to find an antibody “cocktail” to fight the deadly Ebola virus. The project, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 28th, 2013
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International Leprosy Summit: WHO warns against complacency, high burden leprosy countries make declaration

The International Leprosy Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand late last week showed how the fight against the disfiguring disease, leprosy, has shown great progress towards a leprosy free world; however, the World More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 24th, 2013
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Angola dengue fever outbreak claims 10 lives since March

The dengue fever outbreak in the Luanda Province of Angola continues to grow according to a Xinhua report today. The latest numbers from the southern African nation shows that since March there has been at least More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 15th, 2013
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Yellow fever outbreak in DRC prompts mass vaccination campaign

The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is launching an emergency mass vaccination campaign against yellow fever from 20 June 2013, following laboratory confirmation of six cases in the More...


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