Tag Archives: Infectious Disease

Rubella is Gone from the Americas: Global Health Authorities

Rubella is Gone from the Americas: Global Health Authorities

  Washington, United States – Improved vaccine campaigns have led to the elimination of rubella — an infectious disease that can cause birth defects — from North, Central and South America, global health authorities ...

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African Funeral Rites Are ‘Superspreaders’ of Ebola: Study

African Funeral Rites Are ‘Superspreaders’ of Ebola: Study

  WASHINGTON, October 30, 2014 (AFP) – Traditional funeral rites in West Africa that include kissing and touching a dead body are “superspreaders” of Ebola and must be halted, researchers ...

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Private Health-Med Orgs Pitch In vs. Ebola Spread

Private Health-Med Orgs Pitch In vs. Ebola Spread

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – It may be a primarily public health and safety issue and, therefore, a basic responsibility of the government. But private health and medical institutions cannot stand ...

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DOH Confirms First Meningococcemia Case in Central Visayas

DOH Confirms First Meningococcemia Case in Central Visayas

  The Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the first case of meningococcemia in Central Visayas, according to reports from the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Philippine Star. (http://m.inquirer.net/newsinfo/id=632975 and http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2014/08/27/resu-7-confirms-) A man, whose identity was withheld ...

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World Bank Pledges $200 Million to Fight Ebola

World Bank Pledges $200 Million to Fight Ebola

  WASHINGTON, August 4, 2014 (AFP) – The World Bank said Monday that it would provide up to $200 million to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help the West ...

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PNoy Inks EO Creating Task Force vs Infectious Diseases

PNoy Inks EO Creating Task Force vs Infectious Diseases

  Call President Aquino the Infection Terminator. MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Malacañang announced Sunday the President signed last week an executive order aimed to address emerging infectious diseases in the country. ...

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