Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ebola virus disease – Mali

On 23 October 2014, WHO was notified by Mali’s Ministry of Health of a laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This is the first EVD case in Mali. The case is a 2-year-old female who developed symptoms, presumably on 19 October 2014, while in Beuila, Guinea and then travelled across by […]

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar

On 12 and 23 October 2014, WHO was notified by the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar of 2 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). These are the first cases reported to WHO by Qatar in 2014. A 71-year-old male from Doha, Qatar developed symptoms on 1 October while traveling with […]

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Sequences of enterovirus D68 circulating in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have sequenced the genome of enterovirus D68 sampled from patients treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. …read more

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FDA approve first US vaccine for meningococcal disease serogroup B

Previously, only four of the five main meningococcal disease subgroups have been covered by vaccines in the US. Now, the FDA have approved a vaccine for the fifth – subgroup B. …read more

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Scientists grow a miniature human stomach from stem cells

Researchers have grown fully functioning, miniature human stomachs from stem cells, providing a model in which to study diseases such as stomach cancer and metabolic syndrome. …read more

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