Monthly Archives: November 2015

Cholera – United Republic of Tanzania

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Tanzania has notified WHO of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera. Across the country, at least 9,871 cases have been reported, including 150 deaths. As of 25 November, the following regions had reported cases: Dar es Salaam (4,482 cases), Tanga (1,398 cases), Singida (861 cases), Mwanza […]

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Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus – Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Two additional cases of type 1 vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV1) have been reported from Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), bringing the total number of cases in this outbreak to three. Between 6 and 8 November 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) notified WHO of 2 confirmed VDPV1 cases. […]

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Post-Ebola: how can the WHO get back its teeth?

A post-Ebola panel has drawn up 10 recommendations for informing a better response to a future epidemic, largely focusing on the WHO. We look at some of the recommendations. …read more

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India stands with Asia Pacific nations in drive for malaria‐free region

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has joined other Asia Pacific Leaders in taking a concrete step closer to defeating malaria. …read more

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Researchers assess use of drug-susceptible parasites to fight drug resistance

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases. …read more

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