Monthly Archives: February 2016

Risk of catching Ebola from survivor ‘very low’ if there is no sexual intercourse

New research from the University of East Anglia shows that the risk of catching Ebola from a survivor is very low. …read more

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    Get Smart: Social Media Campaign Seeks to Change How We Look at HIV

Get Smart: Social Media Campaign Seeks to Change How We Look at HIV

I first heard about the HIV Smart campaign on Facebook and was curious about what it means. Social media has become a huge part of HIV campaigns, but this campaign is the first of its kind that I’ve seen since PrEP.

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New CDC laboratory test for Zika virus authorized for emergency use by FDA

Emergency action expected to bolster US laboratory capacity for Zika testing.In response to a request from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. …read more

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 1 and 16 February 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 6 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 3 deaths. Contact tracing of household and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases. …read more

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Zika virus infection – Trinidad and Tobago

On 18 February 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Trinidad and Tobago notified PAHO/WHO of the country’s first case of Zika virus infection. The patient is a 61-year-old female who reported fever and rash on 10 February. The patient’s blood sample was taken on 13 February and, on 17 February, was confirmed […]

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