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By Robert 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 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 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 The Dispatch On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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US State Department: Crime, civil unrest and armed conflict prompts warning for DR Congo

The US Department of State made two moves on Friday due to dangers in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Image/State department twitter page First, State Dept. officials advise against travel Eastern More...

By Robert 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 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 Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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Texas border patrol nabs 37 illegal immigrants from Africa

 U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a group of 37 undocumented immigrants from Central Africa on Saturday. “We are continuing to see a rise in apprehensions of immigrants More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Monkeypox increases in Africa raise concerns

The recent apparent increase in human monkeypox cases across a wide geographic area, the potential for further spread, and the lack of reliable surveillance have raised the level of concern for this emerging zoonosis. Monkeypox/CDC In 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 deskofbrian On Friday, October 14th, 2011
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Obama sends troops to Africa, to train anti-LRA forces

President Barack Obama has authorized the deployment to central Africa of 100 combat-equipped U.S. forces whose mission is to help regional forces fight the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army and its leader, More...

By Robert On Saturday, June 19th, 2010
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The second hemorrhagic fever vaccine success story in less than a month: this time it’s Marburg

As I reported on May 24, 2010, the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in conjunction with other agencies came up with a vaccine which produced immunity in monkeys against the Ebola More...

By Guest Author On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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The Most Expensive Jewelry In The World

Jewelry has always symbolized wealth and beauty as well as commemorated memorable people and events in history. Certain exquisite pieces of jewelry command very hefty prices because of their beauty and rarity. What More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Africa: Islamic State terrorists attack leaves over 12 dead despite citizens battling ebola outbreak

(International Christian Concern) –On September 22, 2018, militants from the Allied Defense Forces(ADF), a terrorist organization based out of Uganda, attacked Beni, a small town in Eastern Democratic Republic More...


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