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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:53:00 GMT




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World on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:00:00 GMT
Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. The independent body of international experts - the Data and Safety Monitoring Board – that conducted the review, advised that the trial should continue. Preliminary results from analyses of these interim data are published today in the British journal The Lancet.

"This is an extremely promising development," said Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization. "The credit goes to the Guinean Government, the people living in the communities and our partners in this project. An effective vaccine will be another very important tool for both current and future Ebola outbreaks."
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Africa risks large meningitis outbreak

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:30:00 GMT
With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimize the number of people affected, 4 international public health organizations warned today.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the WHO (the 4 organizations, which together constitute the International Coordinating Group for Vaccine Provision for Epidemic Meningitis Control - ICG) are therefore calling today on vaccine manufacturers to step up meningitis C-containing vaccine production by 5 million doses before the 2016 meningitis season starts in January.
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WHO calls for urgent action to curb hepatitis

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:40:00 GMT
On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) WHO highlights the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. This year, the Organization is focusing particularly on hepatitis B and C, which together cause approximately 80% of all liver cancer deaths and kill close to 1.4 million people every year.

WHO is alerting people to the risks of contracting hepatitis from unsafe blood, unsafe injections, and sharing drug-injection equipment. Some 11 million people who inject drugs have hepatitis B or C infection. Children born to mothers with hepatitis B or C and sex partners of people with hepatitis are also at risk of becoming infected.
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Cyclospora infections in Mexico- salads suspected

Wednesday, 29 July, 2015

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Diphtheria South Africa

Tuesday, 7 July, 2015

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Cholera in Kenya

Friday, 5 June, 2015

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in S.Korea and China

Saturday, 30 May, 2015

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Typhoid outbreak in Zanzibar

Friday, 24 April, 2015

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Typhoid in Uganda update

Wednesday, 22 April, 2015

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Surge in Hepatitis A cases in Hong Kong

Thursday, 16 April, 2015

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Flu in India

Monday, 16 March, 2015

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Typhoid in Kampala,Uganda

Friday, 27 February, 2015

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Advice Following Frozen Berries Contaminated with Hepatitis A

Wednesday, 18 February, 2015

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WHO news on Ebola
'Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:53:00 GMT'
World on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine
'Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:00:00 GMT'
WHO press releases on Ebola
'Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:53:00 GMT'
Africa risks large meningitis outbreak
'Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:30:00 GMT'
WHO calls for urgent action to curb hepatitis
'Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:40:00 GMT'
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