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By Guest Author On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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FinTech Takes Another Leap: Say Hello to the TransferWise Borderless Account

TransferWise has been in the news off late. The company popularly known for its bank-bashing advertisements has branched out by launching a new service that aims to disrupt how cross-border fund transfers are carried 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 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 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...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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DRC Ebola outbreak ‘false alarm’, still unknown what killed three children

Nearly a week after a United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) bulletin, which reported on six suspected cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the northeastern Democratic Republic 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 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 Robert Herriman 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...


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