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Mali confirms 2 new cases of Ebola virus disease

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:27:00 GMT
Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed an additional 2 new cases of Ebola virus disease. The first, confirmed on 22 November, occurred in the 23-year-old fiancée of the 25-year-old nurse who attended the Grand Imam from Guinea (the index case in this outbreak) and died of Ebola on 11 November.

The young woman developed symptoms on 19 November and, on 20 November, was hospitalized in isolation at Bamako’s Ebola treatment centre, a new facility which opened last week.
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Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:01:00 GMT
Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives.

Yet, despite increased global attention to violence perpetrated against women and girls, and recent advances in knowledge about how to tackle these abuses, levels of violence against women – including intimate partner violence, rape, female genital mutilation, trafficking, and forced marriages – remain unacceptably high, with serious consequences for victims’ physical and mental health. Conflict and other humanitarian crises may exacerbate ongoing violence.
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WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT
On 24 August, WHO was notified by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Jeera County, Equateur Province. This outbreak, which is unrelated to that affecting West Africa, caused a total of 66 cases of EVD including 8 among health care workers.

By 20 November, 42 days had passed since the last case tested negative twice and was discharged from hospital. 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).
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Mali: Details of the additional cases of Ebola virus disease

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:27:00 GMT
As of today (21 November), Mali has officially reported a cumulative total of 6 cases of Ebola virus disease, with 6 deaths. Of the 6 cases, 5 are laboratory confirmed and one remains probable as no samples were available for testing.

These numbers include the 2-year-old girl who initially imported the virus into Mali and died of the disease on 24 October.
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Countries vow to combat malnutrition through firm policies and actions

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:01:00 GMT
In a major step towards eradicating malnutrition worldwide, over 170 countries today made a number of concrete commitments and adopted a series of recommendations on policies and investments aimed at ensuring that all people have access to healthier and more sustainable diets.

Ministers and senior officials responsible for health, food or agriculture and other aspects of nutrition adopted the Rome Declaration on Nutrition, and a Framework for Action, which set out recommendations for policies and programmes to address nutrition across multiple sectors. The move came at the opening, in Rome, of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and WHO.
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Outbreak of Plague in Madagascar

Sunday, 23 November, 2014

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South Pacific Chikungunya update

Sunday, 16 November, 2014

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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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Mali confirms 2 new cases of Ebola virus disease
'Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:27:00 GMT'
Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls
'Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:01:00 GMT'
WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo
'Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT'
Mali: Details of the additional cases of Ebola virus disease
'Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:27:00 GMT'
Countries vow to combat malnutrition through firm policies and actions
'Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:01:00 GMT'
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