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WHO convenes industry leaders and key partners to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:00:00 GMT
WHO convened a meeting with high-ranking government representatives from Ebola-affected countries and development partners, civil society, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies yesterday to discuss and agree on how to fast track testing and deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to impact the Ebola epidemic.

WHO was called upon by all parties to ensure coordination between the various actors.
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Mali confirms its first case of Ebola

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:27:00 GMT
Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola virus disease. The Ministry received positive laboratory results, from PCR testing, on Thursday and informed WHO immediately. In line with standard procedures, samples are being sent to a WHO-approved laboratory for further testing and diagnostic work.

In telephone conversation on Thursday night, health officials gave WHO the following details about the case, which is currently undergoing intense investigation.
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Statement on the 3rd meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:18:00 GMT
The third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the IHR 2005 regarding the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak in West Africa was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, from 13:00 to 17:10 CET.

This meeting was convened in advance of the 3-month date of the expiration of the temporary recommendations issued on 8 August 2014 and their extension on 22 September 2014, owing to the increase in numbers of cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and the new exportation of cases resulting in limited transmission in Spain and United States of America.
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Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:00:00 GMT
Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. WHO’s "Global Tuberculosis Report 2014", published today, shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and 1.5 million died, including 360 000 people who were HIV positive.

The report stresses, however, that the mortality rate from TB is still falling and has dropped by 45% since 1990, while the number of people developing the disease is declining by an average 1.5% a year. An estimated 37 million lives have been saved through effective diagnosis and treatment of TB since 2000.
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WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT
The Ebola virus was introduced into Nigeria on 20 July 2014 when an infected Liberian man arrived by aeroplane into Lagos, Africa's most populous city. The man, who died in hospital 5 days later, set off a chain of transmission that infected a total of 19 people, of whom 7 died.

According to WHO recommendations, the end of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in a country can be declared once 42 days have passed and no new cases have been detected. The 42 days represents twice the maximum incubation period for Ebola (21 days). This 42-day period starts from the last day that any person in the country had contact with a confirmed or probable Ebola case.
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Chikungunya fever in French Polynesia

Saturday, 18 October, 2014

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Enterovirus respiratory disease in North America

Friday, 17 October, 2014

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Locally transmitted dengue increases in Tokyo

Sunday, 28 September, 2014

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Dengue in Guandong province of China

Thursday, 25 September, 2014

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Mosquito Borne Virus Diseases in Pacific Islands

Saturday, 20 September, 2014

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Measles in Vietnam

Monday, 8 September, 2014

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Chikungunya infection in American Samoa

Monday, 28 July, 2014

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Whooping cough in California

Sunday, 29 June, 2014

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Dengue risk in France

Wednesday, 4 June, 2014

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Recurrence of parasitic muscle disease in offshore islands, Malaysia

Sunday, 1 June, 2014

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WHO convenes industry leaders and key partners to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine
'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:00:00 GMT'
Mali confirms its first case of Ebola
'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:27:00 GMT'
Statement on the 3rd meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa
'Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:18:00 GMT'
Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis
'Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:00:00 GMT'
WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria
'Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT'
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