Monthly Archives: August 2019

What to know about gum boils

Gum boils are swollen, pus-filled bumps on the gums. Treatment involves medication and dental procedures, while home remedies may reduce discomfort. Learn more here. …read more

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continued this week with similar transmission intensity (Figure 1). …read more

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What to know about fly bites

Fly bites can cause symptoms such as itching, redness, and swelling. Fly bites differ depending on the type of fly. Learn more about fly bites here. …read more

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Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 – Myanmar

On 23 June 2019, a vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1) was isolated from a two -year- old child with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), with onset of paralysis on 22 May 2019 from Kayin state, Myanmar. Subsequently, on 11 July 2019, a genetically linked VDPV1 was isolated from the same state from a 5-year 6-month-old […]

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Lab Culture Extra: Progress in Sierra Leone

APHL has a long history of involvement in Sierra Leone where we’ve provided technical assistance to strengthen the nation’s laboratory system for over a decade. Following the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, we were invited back to build laboratory response capability for Ebola and other highly infectious diseases.
We found there was a lot to be done: […]

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